Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a photographer, I’m sure we’ve all taken pictures during special events of one sort or another! And whether it was a holiday celebration, a birthday party, a wedding reception (anything festivity-related), I’m guessing it was probably indoors. Celebrations are indoors most of the time, right? Which means the majority of the time you are probably shooting these events under “indoor lighting”.
So, lets say we whip out our cameras and go to take a picture of the brightly decorated Christmas-afternoon dinner table under that typical indoor lighting, and I suddenly say, “wow, don’t you think it’s dark in here?” you’d probably say, “um…” (perplexed face) “…not really…”
And you’d be right…comparatively speaking. Compared to the darkness of a cave, yes, it would be very bright in that dining room. But compared to outside, sorry, I’d be right.
But how does a camera “see”? Would the dining room be “light” or “dark” according to the camera?
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