Expose to Compose

A good foreground adds interest to your shot, but if it’s poorly exposed it may detract from the image or even ruin it.

The bottom line is: what do you want the viewer to look at?

If it’s a beautiful old jetty on a lake, then I believe you need to have some great detail showing and with a poorly exposed image you will lose all the detail.

Watching the histogram on the back screen of your camera is a great way to make sure that you are not losing any important details in your shadows and highlights.

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