Getting better exposures: handheld light meter vs camera metering

Getting better exposures: Handheld light meter vs camera metering

Why would you use a handheld light meter when your DSLR has a metering system built in? Because Incident light readings can make light work of tricky subjects.

Camera exposure tricks: the quickest way to rescue over- and under-exposure

Camera exposure tricks: the quickest way to rescue over- and under-exposure

Do your images turn out too dark or too light? We show you the quickest and easiest way to put them right… using your camera’s exposure compensation feature.

10 camera techniques to master in 2014: how to use exposure compensation

10 camera techniques to master in 2014: use exposure compensation in difficult lighting

As our Shoot Like a Pro series on mastering some of the fundamental camera techniques continues we look at how you can get your exposures spot-on in different lighting conditions using exposure compensation.

10 camera techniques to master in 2014

10 camera techniques to master in 2014

While it can take years to master the camera techniques you need to take amazing images, whatever your skill level and whatever you choose to shoot, it often pays to keep things simple. Here we’ve put together 10 essential camera techniques every photographer should master.

Exposure compensation: how your meter gets it wrong and what you can do about it

Exposure compensation: why your camera's meter sometimes gets it wrong (and what you can do about it)

Your camera’s metering system is a powerful and intelligent tool. But it doesn’t always get it right. In our latest photography cheat sheet we reveal how your camera can be easily fooled and explain how your exposure compensation function can rescue your images.

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

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

Are you tired of pictures looking too dark or too bright. Poor exposure is one of the most common problems photographers face, but you don’t have to take it anymore! This jargon-free guide to using exposure compensation explains everything from how much exposure compensation you should use on down to when your camera can get it wrong.

Perfect your exposures

Perfect your exposures

Learn how to read your camera’s exposure meter and alter key
camera settings that enable you to get exposures just right