D80 Overexposure

Started Dec 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
DezM Forum Pro • Posts: 34,987
I agree with Arrowman & Uncleskull

The D80's matrix metering exposes for dark areas. You need to learn about exposure. This guy Scott Kelby has an excellent book regarding exposure: http://www.scottkelby.com

What I do is expose for the bright areas in my frame and lock the exposure, than take the shot. You can post-process later and adjust the darker areas in your scene.

.....or you can use the compensation button and take several photos to match what you're looking at in the scene. As Arrowman said, there is no universal number of -0.07 to fix exposure.


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