Basic Daylight Exposure Guide (BDE) Cheat Sheet

I recently tried to access http://www.garageglamour.com/tips/bdeguide.php in order to check out their Basic Daylight Exposure Guide (BDE) but I was quite disappointed when I found the site down (404) and unavailable to traffic. I took the site's cached HTML from Google and uploaded it to this blog to help out any users that may need this reference chart for taking pics. I hope this doesn't offend anyone. It's a great "Cheat Sheet" for users that may not have access to a Light Meter or similar equipment. Exposure is relative to the distance from the BDE which remains constant. Computation of Exposure is easy, the proper f/stop will be f/16 (sunny 16 rule) when using a film speed approximate to your shutter speed. As an example:

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Film Speed is 200, your shutterspeed will be 1/250 at f/16. Film speed rated at 64, your shutterspeed will be 1/60 at f/16. The same would apply to a film speed of 125, your shutterspeed will be 1/125. As another example, take the later film speed of 125, and these exposures would be the equivalents: 1/125 @ f/16; 1/250 @ f/11; 1/500@ f/8; 1/2000 @ f/4; 1/60 @ f/22

Sunlight with a normal subject in the sunlight. Basic Dayight Exposure (f/16 rule)
Sunlight with a dramatic effect or silhouette effect shooting directly into the sun. Basic Dayight Exposure minus two f/stops
Sunlight with bright snow or sand. Basic Dayight Exposure minus one f/stop
Sunlight, backlit subject, exposing for the shadows Basic Dayight Exposure plus two f/stops
Overcast with weak, hazy light, soft shadows Basic Dayight Exposure plus one f/stops
Overcast with normal, cloudy bright light Basic Dayight Exposure plus two f/stops
Overcast in heavy or open shade Basic Dayight Exposure plus three f/stops
When shooting the Moon for a lunar exposure Basic Dayight Exposure (f/16 rule), open 1/3 stop for 2/3 moon, 1/2 stop for 1/2 moon, 2/3 stop for 1/3 moon
When shooting skylines at a distance at night Basic Dayight Exposure plus thirteen f/stops
When shooting Neon signs or lighted signs Basic Dayight Exposure plus five f/stops
When shooting stage shows with bright light Basic Dayight Exposure plus five f/stops
When shooting stage shows with average light Basic Dayight Exposure plus seven f/stops
When shooting Ice shows lit by floodlights Basic Dayight Exposure plus six f/stops
When shooting circus shows lit by floodlights Basic Dayight Exposure plus seven f/stops
When shooting areas like Las Vegas, Times Square, etc. Basic Dayight Exposure plus six f/stops
When shooting fireworks displayed on the ground Basic Dayight Exposure plus six f/stops
When shooting buildings lit by floodlights, fountains, monuments, etc. Basic Dayight Exposure plus eleven f/stops
When shooting Indoor/Outdoor Christmas Lighting at Night Basic Dayight Exposure plus ten f/stops
When shooting Churchs, Tungsten lights Basic Dayight Exposure plus nine f/stops
When shooting plays on school stages and auditoriums Basic Dayight Exposure plus nine f/stops
When shooting store windows at night Basic Dayight Exposure plus six f/stops
When shooting candle-lit close-ups Basic Dayight Exposure plus ten & 1/2 f/stops
When shooting home interiors at night, brightly lit Basic Dayight Exposure plus eight f/stops
When shooting home interiors at night, average light Basic Dayight Exposure plus nine & 1/3 f/stops
When shooting swimming pools, indoors, tungesten lit, above water Basic Dayight Exposure plus eight f/stops
When shooting fairs and amusement parks at night Basic Dayight Exposure plus eight f/stops
When shooting baseball, hockey, bowling, etc. Basic Dayight Exposure plus seven f/stops
When shooting football, baseball, races, etc., at night Basic Daylight Exposure plus six f/stops

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