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PHOTOGRAPHY TOP TIPS By Simon Lawrence
If you are using your camera set on an automatic mode, (this might even be one of the semi-automatic aperture or shutter priority modes, which I will be talking about later)… and you try to photograph something with a lot of dark, shadow areas, no matter how sophisticated your camera, your photo will probably record too light. That is slightly over-exposed.
Cameras are designed to expose with enough brightness to see as much detail as possible and of course it can kill any atmosphere. Shadows are a good example, and the exposure compensation button will let you quickly and easily change your exposure so you keep the shadows and consequently all of the atmosphere.
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