The less light in the room the higher the ISO needed to get the shot.... why not always use high ISO? Because with a higher ISO, your picture will look more grainy. An example, low ISO (left) and higher ISO - but not TOO high (right) (all else held constant):
The higher the exposure compensation the brighter the whites...why not always use the highest exposure? Because your white objects will lose detail. Plus too much exposure and your colours look faded. Some examples - changing only the exposure compensation:
I was lucky enough to have someone show me how to adjust these settings on our camera (Thanks dear!)! Your challenge is to dig the info out of a manual.
So remember, if you are taking a picture indoors on a cloudy day - don't turn on the lights!!! Increase your ISO and exposure in your camera to make it look sunny and let those whites really pop!
Get that camera off
- It is best to work with daylight! I try not to take photos in the evening. You don't need a super sunny day!
- I am just starting to learn photoshop...so in the past, I didn't know how to use any software to 'save' my photos...I had to learn how to adjust the settings on the camera, so I could post them without edits.
- I really hope this helps! I am sorry if it seems misleading or incomplete...it is all I knew when I started out, the way I understood it, and it made a huge difference in the quality of my pictures! I want to share my experience, my point of view...