This is page 2 of 2. "Exposure Compensation" begins here.
Let's talk about another one.
This picture, another one taken in the shade, is also underexposed. It underexposed for a different reason than the sailboat. Read about it here. The copper lamp shade and down spout just look dark and flat.
I reset the EV to +1.0. That brightened it up considerably. You can actually see that it is copper.
As with the others, I reworked it in Photoshop. This added some dimension to the picture but I can’t decide whether I think the wall ended up too bright! I don’t know.
The final picture for discussion is this one. It gets a little more involved in order to come up with a presentable finish photograph.
I shot it at the same three exposure compensations as the pictures above. 0.0, -1.0 and +1.0. I found that in order for it to work best I had to take a portion of each exposure and combine them.
In Photoshop, I took the floats from the first picture, the background boat from the second and the netting from the third.
Below you see the finish photo. When I combined the the parts of the three exposures that were properly exposed they make a great photograph. Thus is the miracle of Photoshop!
Exposure compensation value is fairly simple to understand and use but to me it is an indispensable feature of my camera.
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