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A. Appendix

Chapter A. Appendix

Use the following tables as a quick-reference guide for a variety of camera settings. For more detailed explanations of the data listed here, see Chapters 2 and 3.

Table A-1. Exposure compensation reference guide

Lighting situation

Recommended exposure compensation (via the scale setting)

Subject against a bright sky background (high clouds on sunny day)

Overexpose by 2 (+2.0); use fill flash if within 10 feet

Light object (white color), front lit

Overexpose by 1.5 (+1.5)

Subject against white sand or snow (e.g., person skiing)

Overexpose by 1.5 (+1.5)

Landscape scene dominated by bright, hazy sky

Overexpose by 1 (+1.0)

Fair-skinned subjects with bright front lighting


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