Tip of the Week: Compensate for Perfection


Over time and with some experience, you will know how much to increase or decrease the exposure from the given meter reading, in different lighting situations and to achieve a certain kind of result. The exposure compensation function lets you do just this. It quickly lets you make slight adjustments without having to lift the camera from your eye. Exposure compensation works in two ways—positive or negative. The range of adjustments usually ranges from +2 to -2 in 1/3 stop increments and the button is marked as ‘EV’. By dialling positive EV, you let in more light and vice versa.