I have captured five scenes, each with different lighting and measured the brightest and darkest areas. These are shown on the sketch that accompanies each image.
|Image 1. The park. F8 @ 1/80, 100 ISO, 50mm.|
|My notebook with the darkest and lightest metered values shown.|
The lighting for this shot was a clear bright day late afternoon about 4 o'clock. The shot was taken in the open although there are shadows from surrounding trees across the path. The darkest area is the patch roughly in the centre of the picture. This metered at 1/15 @ F8. The lightest part is the sky in the top left. This metered at 1/800 @ F8. This is a 5 and 2/3's stop range. I have my camera set at 1/3 stop intervals. I would rate this as a fairly average dynamic range.
For this image I wanted to work with low contrasts. I set up a still life consisting of some glass vases which were placed on a piece of silver coloured card. I set this up in my conservatory which has a plastic roof and provides a very diffused lighting. The set-up was shot on a sunny day around mid day. The camera was tripod mounted.
|Image 2, Glass. F11 @ 1/60, 100 ISO. 105mm.|
|The darkest and lightest areas.|