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Overexposed - Beginner-Photography-Guide

Overexposed

By beginnerphotography | Photography

May 16
A barn with washed out detail caused by overexposure.

EXAMPLE: Overexposed scene with loss of detail.

Overexposed is when the subject, or scene, has a white or “washed out” appearance. Extreme overexposure can yield a photo which is  completely white and lacking great amounts of detail.

These overexposed white and washed out areas may be referred to as “blown-out highlights” or “clipped whites.”

It may help to remember the difference between overexposure and underexposure if you think of over as too much exposure and under as not enough exposure.

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