Chapter 3Understanding Exposure Controls

What Is a Good Exposure?

A good exposure is in the eye of the beholder. Making a good exposure simply means that the resulting image is pleasing to you and, usually, to others. Your camera uses its light meter to determine what it thinks is a good exposure. Most of the time, you can depend on your camera’s meter. Other times, it will need some help.

In other words, you may not agree with the camera on what a good exposure looks like in all picture-taking situations. Camera-suggested exposure settings can vary somewhat, according to the type of light meter your camera is currently using. Most modern cameras ...

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