How to get the correct exposure on a Polaroid 600 camera?
Today’s tip is about getting the correct exposure. Your exposure for pictures without flash is set by an automatic electric eye from your camera. It defines the shutter speed and lens opening according to the light conditions.
If the scene is unevenly lit, then the picture will be unevenly exposed, being either too bright or too dark.
Try to take pictures where the lighting is even – about as bright on the background as on the subject.
If the background is a large part of the picture and is brighter than the subject, the electric eye will set the correct exposure for the background, not your subject. The subject will be too dark. To avoid this we recommend getting close to the subject.
If the background is a large part of the picture and is darker than the subject, the electric eye will set the correct exposure for the background. The subject will be too bright. This time getting close will prevent your subject from being too bright in the final picture.
Check out our video for more info:
Here are a few sample pictures:
Check out our other tips:
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #1: Backlit
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #2: Correct Exposure
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #3: Shooting in Hot Weather
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #4: Shooting in Cold Weather
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #5: How to Not Blur Your Pictures
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #6: The Parallax Error
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #7: Focus on One Thing Only
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #8: How to Get Great Colors in a Polaroid
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #9: Protecting Polaroid Pictures from Sunlight
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #10: Exposure correction
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #11: Shooting Indoors
- Polaroid Photo-Tip #12: Shooting Outdoors