Let there be ?

A future set of photographs for me to take will be about light spillage.

There is an inherent problem with exposure in photography: it manifests itself at both ends of the exposure range.

The overall aim is to have detail in both the highlights and shadows. We are at the physical limits of what we can capture in terms of light so, once we are over-exposed the detail has gone. It matters not by how much once it’s gone it’s gone. At the other end it can appear over exposed but the latitude at that end means there could be detail in the darks. Which gives a chance of recovering the detail.

The dilemma is if the photograph has both highlights and darks the darks can be worked but as mentioned the highlights can’t be recovered.

The total range of exposure does not include both ends of the exposure range.

I have got to work hard to get what I want.

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