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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Tue 26-Feb-08 12:18 AM
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"exposure compensation"


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Can anyone explain to me why when the main subject is darker than the background you need to increase exposure, and when the subject is lighter, you need to decrease it? I can't see the logic in that...

Darlene

  

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mtpenmaker Registered since 23rd Aug 2007Tue 26-Feb-08 01:42 AM
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You should buy a copy of Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson since it seems you need some basic instruction in exposure. Simply put, increasing exposure means to allow more light through and decreasing exposure means to allow less light.

Gerry Rhoades
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greshaki Registered since 09th Oct 2007Tue 26-Feb-08 02:23 AM
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yeah its a really good book, check it out. Increasing exposure makes everything brighter, decreasing makes everything darker.

So if the main 'thing' youre taking a pic of is too dark, increase exposure to make everything brighter, and vice versa

this article helped me to understand exposure a bit more
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/histograms.htm

D40X
Nikon 18-70mm and 50mm f/1.8
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