Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you’re smarter than your camera

Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you're smarter than your camera

Photography for beginners: 04 The subject is backlit

Photography for beginners: 04 The subject is backlit

This problem is similar to having a predominantly bright scene as the metering maybe fooled by the bright areas around the main subject so that the important part of the image is dark.

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Exposure compensation and manual control can come to the rescue, but you need to assess the exposure that’s required for the subject and the best way to do this is to switch from the Matrix or Evaluative metering to Spot or Centeweighted metering.

Photography for beginners: 01 You know what you’re shooting
Photography for beginners: 02 The subject isn’t the closest object
Photography for beginners: 03 The scene is very bright or very dark
Photography for beginners: 04 The subject is backlit
Photography for beginners: 05 You’re shooting a macro subject
Photography for beginners: 06 Shooting in warm/cold light

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