All Digital SLRs have a few different metering modes for different situations, and are very helpful for getting a correct exposure. In this Premium tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at how these different modes work, how to react when your meter gets it all wrong, and showing a few real-life examples of difficult metering situations.
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All DSLRs have a few different metering modes for different situations and are very helpful to get a correct exposure. In this tutorial we'll explore and explain:
- Matrix or Evaluative Metering
- Spot and Partial Modes
- Center Weighted Average
When Meters Get It All Wrong!
In-camera meters are designed to get a correct exposure on a mid-tone (think of green grass or blue skies), but more precisely an 18% reflective grey area. In most cases, this works out great since there are so many mid-tones in most scenes we shoot. But what if the predominate subject in our viewfinder is not a mid-tone?
We'll go into detail on how to adjust and adapt in this situation, along with explaining just why the problem occurs. In addition to this, Peter shares a number of real-life examples and outlines what to watch out for when shooting.
Become a Metering Master
So do you want to learn about and experiment with the different metering modes on your camera? Understand when they get it all right and when they get it all wrong? Download this Premium tutorial and you'll soon find yourself with outstanding exposures, far less blow out, less noise and less work in post.
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