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Exposure and Flash Compensation

sjcampbl

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sjcampbl Registered since 10th Oct 2012
Mon 22-Oct-12 08:33 PM

I'm trying to understand exposure and flash compensation. Specifically, are they separate or associated?

For example, if I use iTTL flash and reduce exposure by 1 stop without touching flash exposure compensation, is just the background exposure adjusted or is the flash (key) exposure also adjusted down by 1 stop? If so, do I always have to reduce exposure and increase flash exposure if I want to maintain proper flash exposure on my subject while under-exposing background?

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