• […] I often get questions from readers and workshop students about how I exposure for my scenes. Which exposure mode do I use, how often do I bracket, and in what increments? Which metering pattern do I prefer, center weighted, spot or multi segment? … Continue reading → […]

  • John May says:

    Thank you for that info.
    I have the xt2and really like it, I over think it at times. Will practice your advice. Thanks

  • Dan says:

    Hi John – It’s easy to overthink, especially with such incredible technology. We sometimes feel that it should be harder than it actually needs to be. I hope this approach helps simplify things for you and gives you more confidence with your X-T2.

  • […] varying my looks with the different film simulations, often shooting bursts in Continuous High and quickly adjusting exposure via the EV+/- dial. In situations with tricky light, I usually shot in RAW+JPEG and used Luminar to process images that […]

  • Davies Steve says:

    I find that while I do not believe I expose too far to the right based on the histogram on the LCD, when I view the actual image on the LCD I usually find a the highlights over exposed and clipped more than I would have expected based on the histogram.
    Please advise / explain /

  • Dan says:

    Steve, my guess is that you have the setting NATURAL LIVE VIEW setting on. This means you’re not seeing the effects of your chosen film simulation, which does affect the exposure. In order for this WISYWIG exposure method to work on the Fuji cameras, you’ll need to turn this setting off inside the SCREEN SETTINGS Menu.

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