Work with focus points and metering Canon 5D Mark III


show more One of the most important aspects of digital photography is mastering exposure and lighting. The 5D Mark III has an automatic focus feature, but this option sometimes throws off exposure levels. This online video discusses working with focus points and metering, teaching you how to set focus points to override the automatic focus to retain proper exposure in your photo. show less
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Working with focus points and metering

Now that we've gone over exposure modes, I would like to return for a moment to the subject of focus points, because there's something you need to know about how exposure behavior changes as you start manually selecting focus points. Consider this scene that I have here. I have this dark film projector over here; these light flowers over here. I have the Mark III set to automatically select a focus point, and I am set for evaluative metering. So I'm going to just take a picture here, and let's take a look at what I got.

It's not any kind of photographic masterpiece, but it is well exposed. Notice that I have not overexposed the flowers, and I have got a little detail here on the projector. I don't know where it chose to focus; I am assuming it chose to focus over here. If it was choosing wrong, then I might want to override that, and manually select a focus point. So I'm going to do that now. I'm just going to get in here, and change my focusing mode to let...

Working with focus points and metering
Video duration: 3m 47s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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One of the most important aspects of digital photography is mastering exposure and lighting. The 5D Mark III has an automatic focus feature, but this option sometimes throws off exposure levels. This online video discusses working with focus points and metering, teaching you how to set focus points to override the automatic focus to retain proper exposure in your photo.

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