Exposure compensation is a manual override feature found on most cameras that allows you to lower or raise the exposure value based on lighting conditions. It appears commonly as a dial on top of cameras but can also take the form of a button or on-screen control in the menu on modern DSLRs and mirrorless systems.
How does exposure compensation work in photography?
How Exposure Compensation Works. Exposure compensation works by adjusting one or more of the exposure variables, depending on what camera mode you are using. When shooting in Aperture Priority mode, the photographer sets the camera’s Aperture, while the camera automatically sets the Shutter Speed depending on the reading from the camera meter.
What is the difference between aperture priority and exposure compensation?
When shooting in Aperture Priority mode, the photographer sets the camera’s Aperture, while the camera automatically sets the Shutter Speed depending on the reading from the camera meter. When adjusting exposure via exposure compensation, the photographer essentially overrides the shutter speed set by the camera.
How do I adjust the brightness of the image using exposure compensation?
Unless one has Auto ISO turned on, exposure compensation will do absolutely nothing in Manual mode. Once the proper camera mode is selected, it will be possible to adjust the brightness of the image by using the exposure compensation feature of the camera.
What happens when exposure compensation is set to-1?
Increasing the Exposure Compensation to +1 will cause the camera to double the ISO, creating a brighter image. Decreasing the Exposure Compensation to -1 will cause the camera to halve the ISO, creating a darker image. How is Exposure Compensation Measured?