EXPERT INSIGH T What you see is not wh at you get!
Tim says… Be careful when you’re using the LCD display to judge exposure at night, because it makes pictures look brighter than they actually are, and this can affect your judgement – Ross had his display brightness set to maximum, which was far too high for the conditions. This is why exposure bracketing is a good idea, and it’s also worth keeping all your bracketed shots until you get back to base, where you can look at them under normal lighting. The histogram display can be a good guide to exposure, but bear in mind that the camera’s displaying a JPEG version of the picture that’s been prepared in-camera. The actual RAW file will have more highlight and shadow detail.