I've been taking pictures for years now, firstly with some old digital Nikons, then Canons, then I moved to mirrorless Fuji XT3 (I love it!).
Unfortunately most of my pictures have been way too dark, and I don't know if I do something wrong or maybe that's because 99% of stuff I see today is heavily edited.
I took the shots below on a sunny summer day within seconds between each other. The mode was automatic (I might have had fixed aperture but I'm not sure), EV was set to +1. XT-3 + kit 18-55mm lens. The difference is crazy. What's happening there? I'll add I always take JPG+RAW so I usually edit my RAWs (bumping brightness) but yet... I'd say 9/10 pictures I take are underexposed. Are there any tricks or anything I could do to fix this? I'm trying to follow histogram (I set my XT-3 to show it live in viewfinder) but almost always there's not enough time to change anything if you're doing city photography (and that's what I mostly do). Also I'm a little bit scared of overexposing as it's much more dangerous than underexposing. I'd say 80% of my pics look like the first one on the left, 15% like the middle and only 5% like the one on the right (which I like best!).
PS. Yes I know about the exposure triangle, I shoot only in manual mode when stationary/on tripod, in this scenario my photos are usually a little underexposed too, but not too bad. Though it's still hard for me to find this perfect spot when it comes to brightness.
Thanks for any hints!