Stupid things you do with your camera.

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Paul B Jones
Paul B Jones Senior Member • Posts: 1,866
Let me count the ways ...

The internet is not big enough to fit descriptions of all my screw ups with settings but the most frequent problem that encounters me is forgetting to reset exposure compensation. For example, I will be excitedly shooting something against a bright sky with at least +1 EC dialed in when something interesting shows up against the dark forest floor. Heart pounding, I turn the lens against the new subject and typically forget to readjust the exposure compensation - resulting in widely over-exposed images.

Sometimes I don't even have the bright sky excuse. When a rarely seen Geoffroy's Cat emerged from the Bolivian cloud forest and posed against a bright background in my panic to secure a shot I simply cranked the EC dial the wrong way, subtracting light when I should have been adding it. The cat was almost black in the resulting image, something i was able to salvage somewhat in Lightroom (see below). All part of the fun I guess.

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