Taking Great Photos. Part 7: Black, White, and Glowing All Over.

Exposure compensation. Here’s another thing that you may need to look up in your manual. Exposure compensation is your way of deliberately under- or over-exposing your pictures – and here’s why you might want to do it. Cameras have specific design criteria – as I mentioned before. One of them is to attempt to get enough light onto the picture to make the whole thing an even, average tone. So when you throw something very high contrast at it, like a black dog on a snowdrift – it struggles – and fails to come up with an exposure that is …