Happy Tutorial Tuesday, brought to you by our friends at Impossible. This week’s topic is one that for sure will interest many of us, as sometimes nailing exposure can be a tricky thing. Let’s get started…and as usual click on the photos to be linked to Impossible support and read more about this topic.
How To Correctly Expose Your Photos
Adjust the exposure wheel/slide on your camera. Why? Impossible’s current generation of film is ‘fast,’ or more sensitive to light. To start, it’s recommended you adjust the exposure wheel or slide on your Polaroid camera 1/3 to the dark setting when shooting in bright light conditions.
If shooting in low light, you will want to use the flash if possible or be sure to set your camera somewhere steady while shooting.
Keep in mind, the built-in flash on Polaroid cameras is usually only effective in a range of 1–2.5 meters.
If you shoot too close with flash, the result will be over-exposed images.
Shooting too far away from your subject with flash will result in under-exposed images.
For best results on a bright sunshiny day, always shoot with the sun directly behind you.
In bright light, move the exposure compensation switch towards the dark arrow and in the dark move towards the light arrow (if using a camera similar to the one shown below!).
If it’s sunny but you’re shooting in the shade – set the exposure wheel/slide in the middle.
Next week, join Impossible’s #TutorialTuesday chat over on Twitter, or join us back here on Wednesday as we’ll recap the chat. The topic next week is: 600 Film Shooting Tips. See you all then!