One way to ensure you get the right exposure in tricky lighting situations is to manually play around with your exposure control and take a series of shots – the problem with this is that it takes time and if you are photographing a changing environment (for example a sunset which changes from moment to moment) you can lose ‘the moment’ while you get things right.

Most DSLRs (and some more advanced compact cameras) come with a feature called “Automatic Exposure Bracketing” (AEB) which can be useful to learn how to use in such situations. Click here to Read Digital Photography School’s explanation.