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I agree with @thomasrutter, but if you're willing to do some up-front planning and some work after-the-fact, or try some other things there may be some other options. It will of course depend on the shot you're trying to get. These ideas probably aren't ideal for candids. Photograph the room without the people in it, then have them come back and photograph ...


Hopefully you are aware of the relationship between the three main controls that affect exposure: Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO. In this case you've set an aperture of F/2. You have left the decision of shutter speed and ISO to the camera (by selecting Aperture Priority mode, and having Auto ISO on). It's a low light scene, so the camera doesn't have ...


Exposure value, EV, is log2(Fnumber^2/Time_in_secs). That is, if the aperture is set to f/2, the Fnumber is 2; and suppose time is set to 8 secs, log2(2^2/8) = -1 EV. Closing the aperture by 1 stop, that is increasing the Fnumber by sqrt(2), we are getting Fnumber = 2.8. Decreasing the shutter speed to compensate, also by 1 stop, we are getting 16 secs, and ...


In each of the 4 photos, the amount of sky and foreground has changed. The sky is very bright and everything else is much darker. This makes for a very challenging exposure for any camera. The camera metering had to decide between the light and dark areas and come up with a guess as to what the correct exposure should be. Your camera actually did a very ...


The second and subsequent pictures should be darker. You increased the aperture size by 1 1/3 stops from f/22 to f/14 but reduced the shutter speed by 1 2/3 stops from 1/60 to 1/200. So the second picture should be 1/3 stop darker than the first. How did this happen when you only changed the aperture and the camera automatically changed the shutter speed? ...

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