Exposure Compensation / by Ian Hedges


This season has been one of firsts. While I have spent a lot of time experimenting with the ISO, Shutter speed and Aperture, I had yet to really get to grips with the exposure control.

Exposure control is an incredible useful tool; especially when the light is not best suited to getting well balanced photographs with full saturated colours. Exposure compensation allows the automatically calculated exposure level created by the camera's evaluation.

Setting the value to -1/3 or -2/3 reduces the exposure. This gives a more balanced image without needing to decrease the aperture to get the same effect; this would increase the depth of field and lose the "blurry background" effect.

The photos below were taken on Sunday 27th September; full sized originals can be found here.