Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Auto-exposure (AE) lock, part of Photography 101.
- If you're shooting in one of the automatic…or semi-automatic modes on your camera,…odds are, the camera's going to get the metering…pretty good if not perfect most of the time.…But there are going to be those occasions…where the camera just doesn't quite get it…and you need to have a little intervention,…and take over a little bit.…The situation where this might happen…is one where there's a huge discrepancy…between the foreground and the background…as far as exposure goes.…An easy example for this…is a backlit subject.…Let's say you're taking a picture of a person…in front of a window.…The person is indoors, the window,…of course, is showing the outdoors.…
The person indoors is quite dark…compared to the scene outside.…In that case, the camera might get a little bit confused…and not really be sure where it should balance the exposure.…In a situation like this, you have a feature…called auto exposure lock.…And you're gonna find this on pretty much…any DSLR or mirrorless camera.…Auto exposure lock allows you to compose the shot…
- Adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Controlling autofocus
- Using buttons to change focus, metering, and shooting modes
- Carrying a camera like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively and changing your point of view
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold A Camera Like a Pro
2. Stabilize the Camera
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Push Your Buttons
6. Control Your Auto Focus
Focus peaking1m 21s
8. Change Your Point of View
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