Introduction To Photography – Tonality Control In Manual Exposure Mode
When we describe the brightness of our picture, I prefer to use the term “tonality” instead of exposure.
An exposure is a recording of light. A recording of light is our photograph.
We can increase or decrease the tonality of in manual exposure mode in three ways.
With shutter speed.
While it’s true that we can control tonality in an automatic exposure mode with exposure compensation, working in an automatic exposure mode and using exposure compensation may provide us with an inconsistent tonality control especially if we change our framing an content.
The only consistent way to control tonality is by working in manual exposure mode and controlling tonality with aperture, shutter, speed, and/or ISO.