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Eddie1956
Apprentice
hi
Are there any videos to help when taking pictures in day and night etc. I tried to take pictures of lighthouse and they are still too bright. I triecd turning a whell to get point in centre of graph hence looking fir help taking pictutes during dsy ,night etc
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Mark35mmF2
Product Expert
Product Expert

Hello

 

For a situation like that you might get better (more realistic) results setting the camera to the [P] mode and using the Exposure compensation feature. Images like what you describe would probably look better at an exposure compensation of -1 or even -2. Exposure compensation is laid out on page 69 of your camera's user guide down below:

 

https://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/0300022113/02/pssx540hs-cu2-en.pdf

Years ago was I was told expose for the high lights and let the shadows fall where they may.  I use exposure comp to decrease highlights.  I have been slightly under exposuring some photos since the film days to bring out colors in bright scenes.

Using my sx70hs I can see the comp with a half sutter push.

Regards

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