6 Exposure Errors Easily Fixed with EV

6 Exposure Errors Easily Fixed with EV

We’ve all been out in great locations, taking what we thought were perfect shots, only to discover that the scene has turned out really bright and washed out. Or we got the family perfectly posed, only to discover everyone in the photo is dark and their features are hidden.

What went wrong?

These mishaps happen because the automatic exposure sensor in your camera can get fooled by certain lighting conditions.

If you take a picture and there is a bright light source BEHIND the subject you want to take a picture of, that light source will send too much light into the camera.

The camera has to rely the amount of light coming through the lens and falling on the sensor,so sometimes it gets it wrong. Because the sensor tries to average the exposure out while not losing any of the bright areas in the photo, it can end up exposing for the light source instead of the subject.   

So when could that happen?

It could happen:

a)If you take a photograph with the sun in front of you instead of behind you, (a sunset, or a group shot on holiday, for example)


The 3 Pillars of Photographic Excellence

The 3 Pillars of Photographic Excellence

If you want to take great pics (and of course you do, or you wouldn’t be reading this!) there’s three fundamental principles you must get right. If you fail at any of these, you’ll be disappointed with your results.

The Three Pillars of Photographic Excellence Are:

  • Framing
  • Focus
  • Exposure

Read on for tips on how to take better photos by understanding these three principles and applying them to your next photo session.