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Nikon D800: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revell

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9. Expanding the Exposure

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Camera Features and Techniques to Increase the Tonal Range of Your Images

As good as the D800 is at finding the right exposure for a given scene, it can be very difficult to capture a wide range of tonal values in a single snap. Taking photographs will quickly remind you of just how sophisticated the human eye is and how hard it is to re-create what you see. The eye is capable of seeing a much larger range of tonal values—from dark shadows to bright highlights—and quickly adjusting between them. Unfortunately, the camera can only capture a single click and has to do the best it can at capturing all the values. So what’s ...

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