Digital Camera World - - WINTER LANDSCAPES -

Add in some pos­i­tive ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion so that bright, white scenes are cap­tured ac­cu­rately

Left to its own au­to­matic de­vices, a cam­era me­ter will try to record as much de­tail as pos­si­ble in a scene – es­pe­cially in the high­lights. Nor­mally, this is what you want, but with a very bright back­ground of snow, this means the me­ter will gen­er­ally un­der­ex­pose, ren­der­ing whites as dull greys. Dial in a stop or two of pos­i­tive ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion to en­sure your scene is cor­rectly ex­posed, re­view­ing the his­togram of the im­ages to check that whites aren’t be­ing clipped on the right.

Pos­i­tive ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion means the snow in this scene is white in­stead of grey.

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