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HOW TO SET EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

Here is how to set exposure compensation and some insight into how it affects your exposure and your histogram.

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Three Exposures from the Video

Take a look at the camera settings below and see how the camera changed the shutter speed based on the exposure compensation value. In the first shot the shutter speed is 1/4000. With +1 exposure compensation the camera has cut the shutter speed to 1/1600.

The first unchanged exposure - the snow is gray!


+1 exposure compensation - the snow is whiter and histogram shifts to the right.


+1 1/3 exposure compensation - just about right for this scene.

 

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