Exposure compensation: When do you need it?

Exposure compensation: When do you need it?

In this video, I discuss the essential photography tool known as exposure compensation. It’s particularly useful when shooting in automatic or semi-automatic modes like aperture priority, shutter priority, scene mode or program mode. Exposure compensation allows photographers to override the camera’s automatic exposure adjustments to achieve the desired brightness or darkness in an image. This feature is handy in challenging lighting conditions, such as backlit subjects or high-contrast scenes. In these situations, the camera’s metering system might not align with the photographer’s creative vision.

Whether you’re already familiar with this tool or new to it, the video below will help you determine if you need it.

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