Canon 450D 50mm Exposure

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Hi

I have been doing photography as a hobby for a long while now and I have been quite successful with my landscape and nature photos.

I have been trying to have a stab at evening and dark night photos when I can but i have come across something that I would like to ask you lot about.

When I try and take photos in a kind of dark room (restaurant, bar or pub with friends) and when I look at the exposure bar in my viewfinder or the screen it will show as correctly exposured after i have fiddled with the shutter and aperture that I wanted then when I take the photo the image looks like it was taken at midday. I have to put the aperture hole two stops or more smaller to get the correct lighting in my photo. On screen it show exposure as -2 but the picture looks correctly lit.

What is going on and how do I go about resolving it?
 

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Experiment! Aperture priority, wide open if the depth of field allows it, a few stops closed if it doesn't, limit iso to maybe 800 to control noise.
 

13thmonkey

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check what exposure settings you have, like centre weighted, spot etc. it'll be in the menus somewhere, it might be looking a a particularly dark spot and then overexposing the rest of the not so dark image, on a landscape it's not so important, on a scene with many varied lighting settings it can lead to odd results.
 

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Experiment! Aperture priority, wide open if the depth of field allows it, a few stops closed if it doesn't, limit iso to maybe 800 to control noise.
 

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Also try the different metering methods in the menu, just set up a similar environment and test it.
 

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Been there, got the raw files taking up storage...
 
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