step by step Exposure compensation
When to use auto lighting optimizer (alo) and when to turn it off
01 AUTO LIGHTING OPTIMIZER OFF
The ALO can help to boost shadows and reign in highlights, but can fight against any exposure compensation. Switch off ALO before adding positive exposure compensation to brighten images, or negative compensation to darken them.
02 GET COMPENSATION
Exposure compensation is generally available in the Quick menu, as well as from controls on the rear of the camera body. There’s a risk of applying exposure compensation accidentally, unless you engage the underlying Lock lever.
03 BRACKETING EXPOSURES
You can set the starting point and incremental value of exposure compensation for a series of ‘exposure bracketed’ shots. When using Continuous drive mode, shooting will cease after the sequence is complete.