Getting the right exposure the first time

Started Jul 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
MinnBen
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Re: Setting Exposure - Part 2
In reply to Graystar, 10 months ago

Graystar wrote:

So here’s how you’d set exposure with auto modes. First, spot meter your subject...say it’s a light-skinned face. Next, press your AE-L button. That’s locks the exposure level. Finally, you apply +1 of EC. Take your shot, and you’ve got correct exposure. But how did that happen?

This is an old thread, but I just stumbled across it and found it very useful.  I was wondering, though, in the above  why--after spot metering the subject--you apply an EC of +1?  Is that always a +1 or does it depend on what the rest of the scene looks like.  Thanks so much.

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