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Form time to time, most of us photography enthusiasts mess  up a shot with high or low exposure. Our first instinct might be “oh, crap!” but once you step away from the moment for a bit, you could realize that a tiny bit of “incorrect” exposure isn’t always a bad thing.

See the charts below. They show a fairly significant swing in a typical meter. But, let’s suppose your shots hit less that 1 on either side, or even just the first dot. You have two options:

  1. Easily adjust in basically any editing program.
  2. Go with it because it might just produce a cool shot.

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The photo on the right-hand side is one I took at Station Square in Pittsburgh but I used editing software to make the other two so as to give examples of extremely over and under exposed shots.

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Here are a few shots people just went with or even did on purpose:

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Comments on: "Hey Photographers – Don’t Fret Minor Exposure Issues in Photos" (3)

  1. Great advice , can the editing program do as much as adjusting the shot in the first place ?

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