Exposure compensation in digital cameras. How to fix your histogram.


Exposure compensation in digital cameras. How to fix your histogram.

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exposure compensation

exposure compensation in a canon camera

Exposure Compensation


Exposure Compensation

This is another explanation, by photographer Mark Wallace, of ‘exposure compensation’ with the added benefit of an illustration of how exactly the camera does this, when in either ‘aperture’ or ‘shutter’ priority modes.

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Below are examples of both Nikon (+/-) and Canon EC (AV) buttons.


Nikon-EC button


Canon-EC (or Av) button

Exposure Compensation and Spot Metering


Exposure Compensation and Spot Metering: Fixing Underexposed and Overexposed Pictures

Tony Northrup explains how to use the ‘exposure compensation’ feature, along with your digital camera’s histogram reading to correct under or overexposed images.

N.B. if using the exposure compensation button on your camera, be aware that it only works in automatic mode (e.g. aperture, shutter or programme/program priority). Alternatively you can set the camera to manual, take a shot and compensate for the under/overexposure yourself in a similar fashion.
See also video on exposure compensation with photographer Mark Wallace.

Source: Tony Northrup