Overexposed - some help please.

Started Mar 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
billythek Veteran Member • Posts: 5,260
Re: Overexposed - some help please.

Ray, just to add to what folks have told you, You may want to consider using automated exposure bracketing, especially if you are unsure about how to properly set exposure.  Not sure what Nikon calls it, but Canon calls it AEB.  Bracketing by +/- 1 stop would probably get you something you can work with in post, and you might be able to blend them into an HDR if you needed.

Another thing to do is turn on blinkies, and pay attention to the histogram when you shoot.  Especially if it is a shot that you recognize might give you trouble, like this one.  Part of the learning process is to recognize such situations.

One other feature I've been using lately is called "exposure lock & hold".  Not sure if your particular camera has this feature, but thought I'd mention it just in case.  With this feature you can find the particular exposure solution you need for a tricky backlit scene like yours, and then lock that exposure for multiple shots without worrying about what the exposure meter will do.

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