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Questions relating to the use of exposure compensation

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Is there an iPhone photo app with exposure compensation?

I'm looking for an iPhone app that features exposure compensation, any suggestions?
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Quickly reset EC on Canon 600D

When out shooting birds, I'll often dial in several stops of EC when the bird is backlit against the sky and then forget to change the settings for a stationary bird and end up with horribly ...
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Is there a situation in which taking exposure bracketed photos at only the widest separation (±3EV) doesn't work?

I sometimes shoot exposure-bracketed photos on my Sony NEX-5R, for exposure fusion in Photomatix. I'm thinking of taking just two photos, at -3EV and +3EV, which are the maximum values of exposure ...
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Why does flash exposure compensation of 4EV have such an unnoticeable effect?

I took two photos, one with flash exposure compensation set to -2EV: and the other with +2EV: I find a minor, almost unnoticeable difference between these two photos. But there's a difference ...
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Is under/over exposing using shutter speed or aperture the same as using exposure compensation?

I was wondering if it is right to say that underexposing or overexposing by playing with shutter speed or aperture or ISO is the same as dialing in -+EV values in manual exposure?
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Exposure compensation or ISO sensitivity? [duplicate]

If ambient light isn't enough and I don't have a tripod with me for long exposure, which one should I prefer to increase the brightness of my photo? I know high ISO comes with noise. Is there any ...
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Are the terms 'push' and 'pull' relevant/applicable to digital photography?

The terms push and pull come from the days of film processing, and there's more on that here and here, but essentially they refer to increasing or decreasing the chemical processing time to account ...
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Should adjusting Flash Compensation automatically adjust Exposure Compensation in Aperture Priority mode?

My new Nikon D3200 has the rather annoying feature of automatically adjusting my Exposure Compensation whenever I adjust the Flash Compensation (in Aperture Priority mode). I use Exposure comp as a ...
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When I change the EV compensation, how will that affect my aperture, shutter speed, or ISO?

Let say that we have the following values, as an example: Shutter speed: 1/40 Aperture: 2 ISO: 1000 How can I get the EV number for this exposure, extract (or add) an EV value (0.33, 0.66 etc.) and ...
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Adjust exposure compensation in manual mode?

The only way to manually adjust exposure compensation is to use either P,A,S or modes, however then of course something else is automated. In full manual mode you can not change exposure compensation ...
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Canon: Setting exposure compensation in M mode?

I'm using a third party lens (Helios 44-2) on a Canon 6D in Manual Mode. The camera correctly meters for light and sets a correct ISO given the shutter speed. However I'm unable to set exposure ...
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What are good settings to use for exposure bracketing? [duplicate]

I take exposure-bracketed photos on the Sony NEX-5R and exposure fuse them in Photomatix. I've found that I've had to use exposure bracketing for low-light photos, to capture the shadows without ...
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When should I use exposure compensation?

When should I use exposure compensation, rather than ISO, shutter speed or aperture?
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RAW files and In-Camera Exposure Compensation

If shooting a RAW file in manual mode (on Nikon), whereby aperture, ISO, and exposure time are all manually configured, how would adjusting exposure compensation affect my RAW file? It seems as if ...
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Can I use exposure compensation in manual mode with auto ISO on a Canon DSLR?

When I use the auto ISO setting in manual mode I can not find a way to dial in the exposure compensation on my Canon 550D. Is this possible at all? I encountered this in a situation where I wanted to ...
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How do I get proper exposure when photographing white subjects?

When spot metering white subjects (e.g. snow, white birds), do I adjust the EV on my camera + or - to get a proper exposure? I'm getting conflicting info.
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Should I use Active D-Lighting when shooting Raw?

I understand (ref) that I can do my own post processing to get the same effect that Active D-Lighting gives. But does the in-camera ADL get applied to the raw image data or is it only done to the ...
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What's the difference between exposure and shutter speed?

Is there a difference between exposure and shutter speed, or are the terms interchangeable? I read that "If you use a quick shutter speed, you can just raise the exposure to compensate." Is this ...
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Does the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 show the effects of exposure compensation in the EVF?

This is something I never noticed while I had my hands on the X-Pro 1 — maybe because I didn't use the EVF mode as much as the optical finder, or maybe because I wasn't in situations where exposure ...
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When to use exposure lock with spot metering and when to use exposure compensation?

I was taking a snap on a sunny day, and the subject was in front of light source and subject was shadowed out(or blackened) In this case is it better to use partial/spot metering mode (zoom in to face ...
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Should I use “exposure compensation” setting while shooting?

Should this be done using image processing software like Photoshop or with the camera's built–in function? It seems to me a program like Photoshop could use much better algorithm than what is ...
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Flash bracketing on Nikon D5000

I own a Nikon D5000 and a SB-700 flash gun. I was trying to do what I think it is called flash bracketing : taking a series of 3 pictures which differ only by the flash power in order to combine them ...
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How should I learn to understand Canon's metering?

Spot metering is my preferred metering mode on the Canon 50D. This allows me to nail the exposure first time -- 99% of the time -- by using AE-lock on my subject and applying the desired amount of ...
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EOS 60D manual focus/exposure selection only after half press

The 60D only lets you select exposure compensation (with the round wheel on the camera back) and AF point (using the 8-way button or the AF point selection button, depending on your settings) only ...
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What is the relation between shutter speed and exposure compensation in aperture priority?

I was using a manual focus lens with canon 600D and notice something in aperture priority mode. When I was applying the exposure compensation of -2EV, I had a shutter speed of 1/20 sec and when the ...
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What is the effect of directly changing exposure from the camera's menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is exposure compensation? In the Aperture Priority mode (Av), changing the Aperture size would automatically adjust the Shutter Speed to ensure proper exposure. I ...
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What filter should I use to avoid overly-whitened daylight images?

What filter should I use to avoid whitened images (blown highlights) caused by intense daylight? At the moment I am only using an UV Filter, but it doesn't solve the whole problem. I am a newbie in ...
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How critical is it to expose raw images correctly?

I have been thinking about the Zone System and its goal of maximising image quality given the limitations of film sensitivity and the necessity to choose specific developing parameters. Clearly you ...
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How do I use spot metering?

What's the right way to use spot metering? Is it better to use in manual mode than one of the priority modes? There's a question about when to use spot metering, but none that serves as a tutorial to ...
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What is exposure compensation?

What does exposure compensation do? If I take a photo with a given shutter speed, aperature, and ISO, and then take the same shot with +1EV or -1EV, what is actually happening? Is this just a gain ...
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In-Camera Bracketing vs Exposure Correction in DPP

Is there any difference in images produced using in-camera bracketing (-2,0,+2) and images produced using exposure correction (-2,0,+2) from RAW images in DPP? I'll be traveling tomorrow to a place ...