If you've ever taken a shot in sunlight, or any other situation where the brightness range is high, the chances are your camera will have lost some detail in the darkest parts of the picture, the brightest parts or both.
It's one of the most common problem you'll encounter, but it isn't to do with exposure. It's because the difference between the brightest and darkest areas, or 'dynamic range', is so great that you can't find a single exposure that can capture them both.
Digital camera sensors can capture a wide range of brightness values, but there is a limit. If you're faced with a scene that has a wider dynamic range (or brightness range) than the camera's, you may well have a problem.
In this tutorial we'll offer some of our best camera tips and expert advice for recognizing, measuring and overcoming this problem. First, we'll answer some of the most common questions photographers have about using dynamic range in photography.