Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting exposure compensation, part of Up and Running with the Canon 6D.
…The exposure compensation command is very useful and quite powerful.…It'll likely become one of your most used options as you shoot.…I find that I'll use it when I'm dealing with tough lighting situations that can…throw off the camera's light meter.…Particularly things like light or…dark backgrounds or really strong back lighting.…This command is great for really controlling the tone of your photos.…With exposure compensation, you can quickly adjust in fractional or…whole stop increments.…Simply hold the button down, and then use the command dial to change the value.…
Turn the dial to the right to make a positive exposure compensation.…Turn the dial to the left to get a negative exposure compensation.…Each one of these little tick marks is a third of a stop,…so plus a third, plus two thirds, plus one stop.…You can adjust up to two stops on the gauge,…you can keep going, though, all the way up to a value of plus five.…You can also take the dial the opposite way and…adjust to a similar negative value.…If you're finding that the camera is underexposing important parts of…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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