Whenever I shoot with my Nikon D5300 in manual mode I set settings so that photos have bit more pop to them - brighter than what the camera exposure meter says the correct exposure is.
For instance, I would we taking photos in bright sunlight with aperture 2.8, ISO auto (camera auto sets it between 100 and 200) and I would set the shutter at 1/500. But there would still be one or two lines to the right indicating that my shot is overexposed.
If I then change the shutter to 1/640 the exposure is perfect (according to the camera) but to me it looks dull and grey.
Did I not understand something about exposure? Also, is this a Nikon "thing" or my camera model thing?
However, I don't think it is camera related because if I open those "overexposed" photos in Lightroom and try to correct them with "Auto" Lightroom will again do the same thing as camera wanted me to do which is lower the exposure (making everything dull and boring as hell).
What am I missing here?