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This is an old-school exposure. Expose for the highlights.
What’s the exposure for a detailed photo of a full moon? You can figure out the math but remember it is always noon on the moon face we see. What’s the exposure at noon on Earth?
There was a time when each roll of Kodak film came in a box. Inside the box in addition to the film was a one-sheet instruction manual. The manual detailed the proper shutter speed and f-stop for a variety of subjects as part of the instructions.
I used that to explain to a coworker why the photos she made at the Hall of Presidents at Disney World were blurred and the presidents were completely overexposed to the point that they were ghosts.
The light meter in her camera saw a large black room with several bright spots and exposed for the room, with the presidents in the bright spots.
They were full moons in a large dark sky. Expose for the highlights.
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