1. Get the Proper Exposure. This is not always as easy as it sounds. There are times when your digital camera's built-in lightmeter is fooled by an element in a scene. For example, in snow, all of the white will trick your lightmeter into underexposing your photo, and if you subject is wearing all black the camera will overexpose your photo. Some cameras have a spotmeter, which takes a meter reading from something specific instead of the whole frame. You can also find something neutral, not too dark and not too light, in the frame and take a reading from that and set your camera to Manual and use the settings from the reading.