Exposure Compensation using Low Light

Exposure Compensation using Low Light

I maybe went extreme… super low light scenario to practice my exposure compensation for lesson 7. I still had to bump the ISO way up even with exposure compensation, The photos are dark, but they are supposed to be. When I discovered that trying to learn with the boys in low light wasn’t working, I chose their ornament and played with that instead.



27 years old from Saint Paul MN (US). I have a 3 year old daughter, a son in heaven who would be 2, and 1 year old identical twin sons! I've been with my husband for 10 years but we've only been married since August 2013. I have always loved photography and just 5 months ago upgraded from my point n shoot to a canon t3 DSLR. I'm in love!


  1. Well done for working through this challenge. Your dark shots are really dark and there’s real blacks (not washed out greys) so you’ve achieved the objective. Using the + exposure compensation should help with your snow photos too.
    Now that you understand the concept it will be interesting to see how often you use exposure compensation.
    Do you think you will?

    • I can’t wait to get my daughter out in the snow to use this method instead of post adjustments. Hopefully next time I attempt dark photos I can get the kids to cooperate better so I can get the lightness I was hoping for but still keeping the solid blacks. I think I’ll use exposure compensation a lot, especially with our long winters here!

  2. Wow, I’m nowhere near this lesson yet. I’m intrigued to find out what it’s all about!

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