photography tip

Control Exposure Compensation

With the challenging lighting found in beach photography, it will help to master the exposure compensation of your camera. Depending on the style of camera you’re using, there’ll be an exposure compensation setting in the menu or on a dedicated dial. Cameras are intelligent devices, and when shooting in Auto, they make all the decisions for you. In some situations, they don’t always make the best decisions. With so much light hitting the image sensor, the camera will reduce exposure to compensate. If you want greater control and improved exposure, switch your camera to manual mode and manage the exposure compensation yourself. If you’re shooting a portrait, you can also try switching your metering mode to spot metering as this will help with correctly exposing the person’s face.