Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using exposure lock, part of Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera.
So when you are out in normal daylight like this, your camera's exposure…system does a pretty good job of measuring all the different elements and…giving you a good shot.…But when you are in extreme conditions, when you have very dark and very light…in the same shot, your camera has to choose.…And a lot of times it will choose the other thing, the thing that you don't want.…For example, here we have Samara standing back here in the in the shade.…Now she is in the shade and we have a very bright background.…
If I were to take just a shot, as it is right now let the camera do all the work, [00:00:35.6 8] she would be very dark, but the background will be perfectly exposed.…So fortunately we have something called Exposure Lock.…And what that allows us to do is measure the thing that we want exposed…properly, take the shot, and then it lets everything else go the way that it wants.…Now here's how it works.…All you basically have to do is line up your shot, hold the shutter down halfway…on the area that you want exposed properly, and then you recompose.…
- Understanding ISO
- Stitching a panorama
- Using exposure lock
- Using the flash indoors and out
- Adapting professional techniques to small cameras