Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding and switching between metering modes, part of Learning the Canon 6D.
…In order to get a good exposure, you need to ensure accurate metering.…Most of the time, your camera will get it right.…But, you can switch metering modes to help it out in tricky lighting situations.…The most common method is evaluative metering,…which produces natural results in most situations.…The camera decides the correct exposure automatically to match the scene.…If the background is really bright, consider partial metering.…The camera favors a zone in the center of the screen,…that's about 8% of the viewfinder area.…
The Spot option looks at a very small area, about 3.5% of the frame.…This is really only useful if you want to be very specific on what's being used to…set exposure.…Lastly, the centered-weighted average metering method evaluates the whole scene,…but heavily favors the results from the center area.…To change metering, press the Metering Mode selection button and…rotate either dial until the desired setting is shown.…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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