Overexposure is the term used to describe an exposure that is too bright. Overexposure is caused by the camera’s settings allowing too much light to hit the sensor or film. In digital photography, major overexposure is generally more difficult to compensate for than underexposure. Highlights that are particularly overexposed may not be recoverable and will look unnatural in an image when post processing software guesses at what belongs in the areas that contain no data.