First of all, in a strictly visual context, dynamic range is the ratio in between the least and the greatest levels of light that a specific sensor has the ability to measure. Second of all, your eyes have a dynamic range as well, but that range is pretty humongous, believe it or not. You’re able to sense a large range of tones, but not the entire range. Your camera has a dynamic range as well though less expansive than that of your eyes.
By now, you’ve probably clued in to the fact that all visual – and audio-sensing devices – both natural and manmade – have a dynamic range.
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s how you can capitalize on your newfound knowledge of dynamic range to make the most of it in your photos.