LaJolla, CA, +1 Compensation

© Peter K. Burian

LaJolla, CA, +1 Compensation

Lynn R. Powers level-classic 6/4/2008 10:25:26 AM

Lovely photograph, especially since it was taken at the wrong time of day (noon). LOL
1. Wouldn't it be easier to take the picture in the Manual setting and compesating there instead of using the camera Exposure comp? On my Canons it is a real nucisance to program that in then I have to remember to undo it.
2. Could this be accomplished with a polarizing filter without resetting the camera?

Lynn #935280

Peter K. Burian level-classic 6/4/2008 10:50:40 AM

Lynn: Thanks for your comment. We were on vacation and happened to be in La Jolla around 2pm. Yeah, the light was harsh but we were leaving soon. So I had one opportunity to get some photos.

I see no value at all in using Manual mode.

In Aperture Priority AE I can set any aperture and the camera automatically sets the suitable shutter speed. I can quickly shoot a series of images at different f/stops, to vary the depth of field.

Exposure is easy to control with Exposure Compensation. (Or by metering off a mid tone and locking in that value with AE Lock.)

Today's cameras employ a light meter that reads the light that will actually reach the film or digital sensor. So, there is *no need to compensate for the loss of light caused by the filter*.

(That is only necessary for those who use an external, accessory light meter.)

I did need to use +1 compensation but only because the subject was white and would have caused under exposure. (Not because I was using a polarizing filter.)

Cheers!

Peter
www.peterkburian.com
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Peter K. Burian level-classic 6/4/2008 10:53:02 AM

Lynn: Thanks for your comment. We were on vacation and happened to be in La Jolla around 2pm. Yeah, the light was harsh but we were leaving soon. So I had one opportunity to get some photos.

I see no value at all in using Manual mode.

In Aperture Priority AE I can set any aperture and the camera automatically sets the suitable shutter speed. I can quickly shoot a series of images at different f/stops, to vary the depth of field.

Exposure is easy to control with Exposure Compensation. (Or by metering off a mid tone and locking in that value with AE Lock.)

Today's cameras employ a light meter that reads the light that will actually reach the film or digital sensor. So, there is *no need to compensate for the loss of light caused by the filter*.

(That is only necessary for those who use an external, accessory light meter.)

I did need to use +1 compensation but only because the subject was white and would have caused under exposure. (Not because I was using a polarizing filter.)

Cheers!

Peter
www.peterkburian.com
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Peter K. Burian level-classic 6/4/2008 10:55:47 AM

But yes, you do need to remember to reset the exposure compensation.

That is a drawback; and sure, we all forget to do so sometimes. Such is life.

Peter #6018365


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Exif: FNumber: 9, ExposureBiasValue: 67/100, ExposureTime: 0.008, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, WhiteBalance: auto white balance

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