4) How to Use Your Exposure Compensation Setting

In each of these cases, the imbalance has occurred because these bright or dark areas either form a large part of the image or they are significantly brighter that the subject matter.

Either way, this imbalance of light within the picture fools the sensor so that it tries to expose for the extreme light or dark areas.

This results in the camera not giving the real subject the correct amount of exposure.

If this happens, then it’s time to start using the exposure compensation function to help rebalance your photograph.

Most cameras have a quick access to this function set on one of the controls on the back of the camera. This way, you don’t have to start digging around inside the sub menus to find and change it.

When you activate the exposure compensation, you’ll most likely get a variation of one of these two scales on the back screen of the camera :