What is the dynamic range?

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Mukul Goenka asked 11-May-2022 in troubleshooting by Mukul Goenka

What is the dynamic range?

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Hitesh Vohra answered 11-May-2022 by Hitesh Vohra
  • The range of tones in a scene, from the darkest, blackest shadows to the brightest, most brilliant highlights, is referred to as dynamic range. The higher the dynamic range in a situation, the more tonal range is present.
  • A scene with boring, grey midtones, like an elephant against a tan wall, has a low dynamic range, but a scene with vivid highlights and shadows, like a sunset over a gloomy woodland, has a high dynamic range.
  • Dynamic range is measured in stops in photography, with each stop corresponding to a doubling of light levels. The technicalities don't matter; what matters is that a scene with 10 stops of dynamic range has more tonal diversity than a scene with 5 stops, and so on.


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