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Camera Basics: Exposure Compensation

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Camera Basics: Exposure Compensation

This topic may sound dry as a bone but exposure compensation is one of those things I wish I had figured out a lot earlier in my photography experience. As a beginner photographer I was just excited to get out and use my camera, so I basically got it out of the box, put it in auto mode, and began taking pictures. That was great for a while but soon I was itching to have more control and use more of its functions. The next step for me was Aperture Priority mode. It allowed me to start taking more control over my camera, without the complexity of Manual Mode.

And that’s where exposure compensation comes in handy. This valuable tool allows us to shoot in aperture priority mode but still fine tune the exposure! Awesome, right? Read on to find out how.
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Using Exposure Value (EV)

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Using Exposure Value (EV)

Almost all digital cameras have an Exposure Value (EV) Compensation setting. This setting is needed because the camera can sometimes make incorrect assumptions about the lighting of a photo. Changing the EV will make sure your photos are always correctly exposed.
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