Exposure compensation can be a tricky subject to wrap your head around. The biggest puzzle often being “why do we even need it? Isn’t it easier to just go into manual mode?”. Well, sure, it might be, but it’s not always possible. And sometimes the semi & fully automatic modes just make your shooting life easier. But what exactly is it? And how does it work?
This video from The Photographer Academy will help to demystify exposure compensation. It explains what it is, as well as when and where you might want to use it. The video’s host, David, also goes on to demonstrate how it can help with a potentially difficult subject.