I feel I should have included in daylight in the title of today’s challenge, but I digress. Technically speaking, there’s a lot that goes into capturing an image. There are a few things we can do to learn how to better use our camera as a tool. Texture is a great way to play around with capturing detail....
Now we are going to play with capturing light. Outside during daylight the light is very different then it is indoors. Play around with it and see if there’s anything you can do to even out the light.
Notice the over exposed window. Not much detail is shown outside.
One way is to up the light inside and bring it up to the level that it is outside. However, that’s hard and no one wants to do that.
Another way is through this use of HDR. HDR or high dynamic resolution is taking two different pictures at different exposures and combining them. HDR is very useful, in fact, most phones do it automatically these days. If HDR isn’t your thing, and to be honest, I feel it shouldn’t be. HDR is a great tool, but for the sake of learning your camera I recommend turning it off for now. One thing you can do is edit your scene. Editing is moving the camera or other elements to change the light pattern.