Exposure Compensation: finally a jargon free method for getting perfect exposure

    | Photography Tips | 27/06/2013 00:01am
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    How to control your camera’s exposure compensation

    How to control your camera's exposure compensation: step 1

    Use the right mode
    When shooting with an entry-level SLR, you’ll need to be in Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority 
(S or Tv) or Program (P ) mode. Press and hold down the ‘+/-’ button on the top or at the back 
to access exposure compensation.

     

    How to control your camera's exposure compensation: step 2

    Adjust exposure
    At the same time, rotate the camera’s command dial – one direction to make your shots brighter, the other to make your shots darker. You can ‘dial in’ between -5EV and +5EV of compensation in 1/2 or 1/3 stops.

     

    How to control your camera's exposure compensation: step 3

    Check the indicator
    The amount of compensation can be seen on the exposure scale in the viewfinder, or on the LCD screen(s). The ‘0’ is the camera’s meter reading (zero compensation), towards the ‘+’ symbol is lighter, and towards the ‘-’ symbol is darker.

    PAGE 1: Common questions about using exposure compensation
    PAGE 2: How much exposure compensation should I use?
    PAGE 3: How to control your camera’s exposure compensation
    PAGE 4: What is highlight alert?
    PAGE 5: 3 ways your camera’s auto exposure can get it wrong

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