dExposure Compensation

Choosing an Exposure Compensation Value

Backlit subjects: choose values from +2/3 EV to +12/3 EV (for an explanation of the term “EV”, see the Glossary on page 122)

Highly reflective subjects or very bright scenes (e.g., snowfi elds): +1 EV

Scenes that are mostly sky: +1 EV

Spotlit subjects (particularly if photographed against dark backgrounds): 2/3EV

Subjects with low reflectivity (pine trees or dark-colored foliage): 2/3EV

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