Understanding Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)

May 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

This week is just a short post and just a little more than one of my tip posts.   I am working on a series for the next four weeks, so I did not give this week's post as much attention.   I may return to this topic after my series to give more instructions on how to use this feature and give some sample photos.

Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is a setting on many DLSR cameras and it a good way to get 3, 5, or 7 bracketed photos depending on your camera model.  Some cameras do not have the setting and some will only have an option of 3 photos.

So, why would you use AEB?  AEB is a good way to automate getting multiple photos to stack to get a wider dynamic range.  As good as cameras are today, they are no match for the dynamic range we have with our eyes.  An easy way to demonstrate this is to look out a window in your house on a bright day.  Your eyes will be able to clearly see both inside the house and outside the window but your camera can only do one or the other.  So, the method to fix this is to take multiple photos at different exposures and stack them in photoshop and edit them so the end product can see out the window and the interior of the home.  Without AEB you have to do this on your own.

More to come at a later date.


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