Sunny 16 Exposure Without a Meter: Part III

There is a good chance that if you are using Sunny 16 and shooting in bright sunlight there will be a lot of shadows. As I discuss in Part I & Part II of my Sunny 16 article, this requires a little bit of exposure adjustment to maintain details in those shadows.

This set of images shows a progression of exposures starting with Sunny 16 and then opening up three stops in ⅓ stop increments. This demonstrates the amount you may have to open up to allow for shadow detail, while maintaining a good exposure for the areas in bright sun. It varies for each given scene. I did this with three different subjects in Bannack Ghost town in Montana to give you a good sense of the process.

To view the images and some of my notes about exposure and lighting conditions click on an image.

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