COMMON SITUATIONS THAT CAN MESS WITH YOUR METERING
BACKLIT SCENES: Stand your subject outdoors on a bright day with the sun behind them and your camera is likely to underexpose the subject due to the brighter background fooling the metering. AE- Lock, exposure compensation or an exposure aid will all help here.
DARKER THAN AVERAGE SCENE: Darker subjects or backgrounds cause the camera to overexpose the scene unless you take preventative measures, including using negative exposure compensation or taking a spot reading from a mid- tone. Turn to page 70 for more.
LIGHTER THAN AVERAGE SCENE: Capture a subject wearing light- coloured clothes against a light backdrop and the camera's multi- zone metering pattern will most likely underexpose the whole scene. Applying positive exposure compensation is the quickest solution.