Be Smarter Than Your Camera

We give our cameras too much credit (or blame!) for how our pictures turn out. One way to be smarter than your camera is knowing when it won't give you an accurate exposure, one that matches what your subject looks like.

A prime example is pictures with lots of snow. You want your snow to appear pristine white.

Exposure compensation of +1.7 ensures the snow is white.

Using Exposure Compensation you can brighten the snow so it appears white instead of dull gray.

The same technique applies to white flowers like this daisy.

Exposure compensation of +2 makes the daisy white.

You can learn how to be smarter than your camera in other ways in my one-day Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera class on January 27, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. (There's also a session on February 24.) Any camera that allows you to switch lenses is appropriate for this class. Click here to register online.