1) It’s to do with the way your camera works out the exposure.

The camera assumes the amount of light coming into the lens is consistent. This is fine in an evenly lit setting, but problems arise when the there are shadows or bright areas across your subject.

If this imbalance is in the background, then it can have a big impact on the exposure of the subject in your picture.


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Ed Mercer

I am the other half of our husband and wife Photography studio with my wife of 41 years Sue. We opened our studio in Danvers, Ma in February of 1979. As members of Professional Photographers of Mass, New England and America, our goal in life is simple – Capture the beauty in every subject and create timeless joy to share. We are still at it after all these years and love what we do as much as when we started. Together we are also teaching and coaching photography, image editing, and the business of photography.

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