Chapter 10. Improving Exposure

Why You Need this Chapter

Want to avoid making excuses for your photos? Want to avoid spending hours with Picasa, Adobe Photoshop Elements, or other photo editors? Make sure your photos are well exposed: not too dark, and especially not too light.

Although today’s digital cameras have standard onboard light meters and automatic exposure controls, tricky lighting situations, such as backlit subjects or dark or light backgrounds, can fool your camera into producing pictures you don’t want to show friends and family. As a bonus, well-exposed pictures usually have better color and contrast than pictures that are too dark or too light, so you won’t need to spend hours editing your pictures.

Your first step, as always, is ...

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