Against the machine: on exposure compensation

A few months ago, if you had asked me “what is the point of exposure compensation?”, I would probably have replied “if you’re shooting in RAW, nothing”. And I would have been very wrong. I know I’ve been talking about the Fuji X-T1 a lot recently, but it did change the way I work in many ways. And one of them taught me to make sense of that fairly obscure thing that is exposure compensation. I mean, many cameras have a dedicated dial for it, must be important, right?