Photography for Beginners: Exposure Compensation

Duration: 1:23

Do you often shoot in aperture or shutter speed priority mode? If so, you know that this technique allows you to set those two key variables. However, your camera still makes the decision about the proper exposure. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you how to overcome automatic exposure when your camera’s light meter gets it wrong. It’s called exposure compensation, which allows you to further adjust the lighting.

To activate exposure compensation, you use the camera’s plus-minus button or rear dial, and rotate up or down to control the light coming in or out. With exposure compensation, you can combine the auto priority modes with your own lighting decisions to control your photograph.

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