Meaning of exposure






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Meaning and definition of exposure :


1. The act of letting light fall on a light-sensitive material. 2. The amount of light that passes through a lens (in either a camera or an enlarger) onto a light-sensitive material (film or photographic paper) to form an image. In the camera, too much light causes overexposure - this makes negative film look too dark and reversal film look too light. Underexposure (too little light) has the reverse effect. In enlarging, overexposure makes a print from a negative too dark and a print from a slide too light. Underexposure has the reverse effect.


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