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    Question question about exposure

    Hi everyone, I have a question about exposure. I am using a new lens, a canon 40mm on my canon rebel xs. I like using this lens, but I am finding sometimes the pictures come out too overexposed/just a little too bright. For example, I didn't use flash and the drapes were closed, yet some photos I took today were too overexposed. My question is what can I do to help my situation? I realized after the fact that I could've adjusted the ISO, but is there anything else I can try?
    thanks.
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    Re: question about exposure

    there are four things you can do to adjust exposure.

    Change the Aperture (F stop)
    Change the Shutterspeed
    Change the ISO
    change the exposure compensation

    the application of all of these depends on what mode the camera is in. Whilst learning how they relate to each other it can be handy to stick to manual mode, but you will need to adjust them all to achieve correctly exposed photos.

    Remember under or over esxposing can also be a creative choice so don't be afraid to pick settings other than what the camera is recommending
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    Re: question about exposure

    Thanks Skyman for the info!!
    "You put your camera around your neck along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you."--Dorothea Lange

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