How to Override Autoexposure on Canon T6?

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Exposure Compensation on Canon EOS Rebel T6

When you set your Canon EOS Rebel T6 in the P, TV, or AV exposure modes, you can make additional exposure adjustments.

For instance, if your camera’s main dial is in P mode, you can rotate the dial to choose from various available combinations of shutter speed and aperture.

While in TV mode, you can dial in the Shutter Speed, and when you are in AV mode, you can adjust the Aperture setting.

And since all these modes are semi-automatic, the camera will control the final exposure result.

If your picture has turned out to be too dark or too bright while you are shooting in P mode, you cannot simply alter the settings to another shutter speed and f-stop combination because, in the end, they will all deliver the same result.

Adjusting the f-stop while in AV mode or changing the shutter speed while in TV mode won’t be helpful. When you alter the settings of any single mode, the camera will automatically adjust all the other modes to bring out the same result.

But this doesn’t mean that you cannot change the final exposure on Canon EOS Rebel T6.

The final exposure result can, of course, be changed, and the secret to it is Exposure Compensation, which is a feature of the camera built to help it understand how much darker or brighter the exposure needs to be in the next shot regardless of whether you change the shutter or aperture speed.

Exposure Compensation is one of the first things you must understand while using a Canon EOS Rebel T6.

The exposure compensation of a camera is signified by EV values such as +3.0 EV. The EV value ranges from -5.0 EV to +5.0 EV in your Canon EOS Rebel T6.

When the EV is set to 0.0, no exposure compensation is set for the camera.

When you want the image to be brighter, you can raise the EV value positively. The higher the EV value on the positive side, the brighter the image will be.

When you want your image darker, you must set the EV value more on the negative side.

The EV value is extremely helpful when one is shooting any dark or bright subject and wants to control the lighting.

The best way to control the exposure value is to Press and Hold the Exposure Compensation Button and rotate the main dial simultaneously. When you adjust the setting, the EV meter of the settings changes and the current exposure value is displayed on the Live View Screen.

Another way of accessing the Quick Control Screen is by using the Quick Control setting. In the Quick Control setting, highlight the exposure meter and rotate the main dial, which will move the exposure meter.

You can access the exposure value from the Shooting Menu 2 of your Canon EOS Rebel T6.

First, you will need to open Shooting Menu 2, use the cross navigation key, highlight the Exposure Compensation option of your camera, and then press Set.

Now, the exposure setting will pop up. Then, using the rotating dial of your Canon EOS Rebel T6, adjust the EV value of your camera.

A point to note is when you rotate the dial for three notches, a triangle will replace the number.