8 com­pen­sate your ex­po­sure

Un­der­stand how to re­tain tone and de­tail in the im­por­tant parts of your shot

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Al­ways Think about whether you need EV com­pen­sa­tion. White flow­ers and snow needs to look white; black cats in coal cel­lars need to look dark. It’s not about me­ter­ing pat­terns or ex­po­sure lock or any­thing else the cam­era can do – the cam­era can’t in­ter­pret your sub­ject’s in­trin­sic bright­ness, only you can. If you’re shoot­ing in Av, Tv or Man­ual modes, ap­ply pos­i­tive (brighter) or neg­a­tive (darker) ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion us­ing the top dial on cam­eras like the 77D, 7D Mk II, and 6D Mk II; or, on cam­eras like the 200D and 800D, press the Av +/- but­ton and then use the top dial.

Note that if you’re shoot­ing in Av mode, ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion will ad­just the shut­ter speed to make your im­ages brighter or dark; if you’re in Tv mode, it will ad­just your aper­ture to make your im­ages brighter or darker.

It’s not about me­ter­ing pat­terns or ex­po­sure lock – the cam­era can’t in­ter­pret your sub­ject’s in­trin­sic bright­ness

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