Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 26: Metering Part 2: Exposure Compensation

This week is the second episode in a four-part series about metering. In this episode, Mark will explain exposure compensation. He will also demonstrate this…
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In this weeks episode we learn about aperture. How it works, what is does to our photography and how to properly use it on our bridge and SLR cameras.

40 Responses to Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 26: Metering Part 2: Exposure Compensation

  1. LoveHealthWealthLaugh says:

    After Erica showed up…I went deaf

  2. artistNexile says:

    I love that tripod. It looks sturdy and it goes up very high. What brand is
    it?

  3. Neal Van den Hoeck says:

    good job Mark… very helpful!! and you look so much better in a black Polo
    shirt.. looks more a 100 more professional, so thats a compliment!! 

  4. Jim Mauch says:

    With my camera with telephoto lens set in aperture value if I frame in my
    viewfinder an even toned dark mountain with a even toned light sky and
    decide that I need an exposure compensation of say +2/3 it seems that even
    the slightest giggle will cause the the shutter speed to change and throw
    off the exposure. Wouldn’t it be easier just to set all the values in
    manual mode and not have to worry about the unanticipated changes in
    shutter speed?

  5. Melissa Hall says:

    You explain this really well. Thank you!

  6. skyborg007 says:

    Important for beginners: Exposure compensation doesn’t work in M mode.
    You’ll notice if you look at 3:56 in the video it shows “Av” on the image
    review. He’s using Aperture priority mode. The camera increases or
    decreases exposure by adjusting shutter speed. Beware!

  7. Krasimira Butseva says:

    Hey :) can you please tell me what is the difference between large and
    medium format digital cameras?

  8. Kuta Puta says:

    I know getting exposure is best to do in camera especially if your shooting
    in .jpg
    but if you shoot raw is there that much of a loss in quality when you
    adjust the exposure in light room or camera raw? i know you cant go like 5
    stops and expect it to get no noise. But +- 1 or 2 should not be that much
    of an issue. Or is it? And I have herd from some where its better to over
    expose a little then back down the exposure in Post because the camera is
    more sensitive to brighter side than darker ones.

  9. Girish Nair says:

    very informative buddy, Thanks

  10. mypornstarlifedotcom says:

    Thanks again, Mark. This is one of the more difficult things for me to
    grasp.

  11. Dinahhs3 says:

    Thanks great

  12. Lee Hodge Photography says:

    Awesome vid!

  13. krkuz says:

    I saw all your videos from the very beginning: wonderful and very complete
    work! Great job! After this great video on exposure a question came to my
    mind: Let’s say I have a TTL flash mounted on a camera and lock the
    metering (in spot mode) on a area and change composition. What will
    happen? (I know that flash/camera use preflashes to predict exposure but
    they don’t know where mine “correct exposure” is located since I’ve moved
    it) Many thanks for your answer!! ps:I’m sorry for my bad english..

  14. Robinators says:

    pretty models allways :))

  15. jheffhree says:

    wow! awesome tutorial. thank you.

  16. Robin Gorton says:

    I’ve ready 4 books on digital photography and this video taught me more
    about EC than all of them combined (partially my comprehension difficulty).
    Thank you for the clear concise explanation. Until just NOW, I didn’t
    realize that +/- doesn’t do anything in manual mode!

  17. Coo DeVille says:

    Great stuff from the best teacher I’ve seen.

  18. vincepod says:

    Mark, thank you very much for this exquisite video. I’ve been wondering
    about exposure compensation in M mode equating it for some reason to
    sensor’s sensitivity adjustment much like an ISO setting. Once I watched
    this all the way through it finally made sense.

  19. pako7726 says:

    What tripods do You used with Canon and Nikon DSLRs?

  20. Mch00005 says:

    Oh and I had the dial to no flash, I haven’t been able to remember the
    manual stuff yet and we were loosing daylight fast so I couldn’t really sit
    back and fiddle with things to see what’s what.

  21. Feras Al-Furaiji says:

    Thank you, Mark I have benefited a lot from this answer Waiting for new
    works

  22. THATCRAZYGUY says:

    man, this is complicated. can you just shoot in manual and adjust shutter
    speed.

  23. jan3019 says:

    Great help for me.. thank you! You’re the best!

  24. Silver Lit Homes Real-Estate Photography and Video says:

    I don’t understand why you use exposure compensation. Why not just change
    your fstop, or shutter speed to bring down your exposure instead of using a
    compensation in your camera?

  25. Handsom Dave says:

    I love you Mark::) you explain everything in detail

  26. Jeanette Perez says:

    Can you do a video on how to do a Bokeh background?! Or let me know in what
    settings I should have my camera?

  27. Jeanette Perez says:

    Hi! I’m new to your channel, I have learned so much! I own the Canon sx50hs
    so I’m loving your advice!!

  28. Ojeramup12 says:

    You are very good in your presentations, good teacher!

  29. Abdull Nakhooda says:

    Thanks for the awesome video Marius. Finally bought the Nifty Fifty for my
    Canon camera and got some amazing pictures. Thanks for the advice!

  30. Diane Morris says:

    Thanks for all your help. 

  31. RamerThe Gamer™ says:

    What is better camer to you Canon or Nikon?

  32. Derek Shankar says:

    Like your tutorials as usual. Well explained and easy to follow. I got tons
    of questions regarding my Cannon SX50. Do you offer support via Skype. Will
    pay pay your time.

  33. RedHotPheasant says:

    Hi Marius, excellent explanation of how to get the best out of those lenses
    that have a limited f stop range. My budget prohibits the luxury of super
    fast lenses in the 1.8 to 2.8 range, now I know how to get the same effect
    using zoom (light permitting) Thanks again.

  34. Mark Laurence Delos Reyes says:

    Thanks again for your very detailed tutorial! :D looking forward for your
    next episode. im really interested on filters, lens hood of Canon SH50HS. 

  35. wersinut1 says:

    many thanks Marius- so glad I found you and subscribed. Although my
    recently acquired Canon sx50hs is an awesome piece of kit, it’s a mammoth
    task getting through the almost 300 page manual and understanding it all
    and it was making my head hurt! Now I feel I am becoming the boss. Cheers
    for that mate. Geoff.

  36. Holland Clare says:

    Am so glad I discovered your channel. Have just purchased a Canon Powershot
    SX50 HS and have an old Canon EOS 350D which has just started working
    again. For once I’ve found someone who can explain things with good clear
    examples in a way I can understand and it’s great how you look at the DSLR
    and the Bridge. Look forward to watching more of your videos. Thank you

  37. Mansour Al Ajmi says:

    Thank you very much man.
    This was very useful and comprehensive.
    I want you to know that my techniques and my images had been improved
    remarkably after I start watching your vedios.
    

  38. Random8321 says:

    Having trouble viewing the video….

  39. MrHunter3x says:

    Great stuff Marius, very impressed with your video’s and explanations of
    all functions and features as a newbie sx 50 hs user its helped lots, but I
    am slowly getting better shots now instead of wanting to give up lol…keep
    up the good work and look forward to more video’s very helpfull indeed….

  40. MWESTPhotography says:

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