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David Busch’s Canon® EOS M Guide to Digital Photography by Lee Sheldon

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Bracketing

Bracketing is a method for shooting several consecutive exposures using different settings, as a way of improving the odds that one will be exactly right. Before digital cameras took over the universe, it was common to bracket exposures, shooting, say, a series of three photos at 1/125th second, but varying the f/stop from f/8 to f/11 to f/16. In practice, smaller than whole-stop increments were used for greater precision. Plus, it was just as common to keep the same aperture and vary the shutter speed, although in the days before electronic shutters, film cameras often had only whole increment shutter speeds available. Figure 4.19 shows a typical bracketed series.

Today, cameras like the EOS M can bracket exposures much more precisely, ...

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