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Filmmaking Guide: What is dynamic range

Dynamic range refers to the ratio between the brightest and darkest elements found in any area of a shot. When shooting digitally, the type of camera used plays a vital role in how wide or narrow the shot's dynamic range can be. When shooting on film, the type of film stock used determines the dynamic range that can be used for a shot. Importance Whether shooting as an amateur or as a professional, knowing how your camera or film stock handles