Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Metering modes, part of Photography 101.
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- Your camera's exposure meter is what the camera uses…to determine what the exposure should be,…what should the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO be…to balance out to give you a proper exposure.…You can control what mode the camera uses,…and pretty much all cameras have three different modes:…a multi mode, which might be called matrix as well,…depending on your manufacturer,…a center-weighted mode,…and then a spot mode.…The multi mode is the most advanced,…and this basically allows the camera…to look at the entire scene,…and that scene might be broken down…into a few or a few dozen different zones,…meter them all independently,…and then decide what the exposure should be.…
It's not a simple average,…it's a lot more advanced than that.…It will automatically identify things…like really bright spots and really dark spots…and probably not include those in the average,…and then look at the most common areas of the scene…and figure out from there…what the exposure should be.…It may even utilize face detection,…and if it sees a face in the scene,…
- 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. Control Your Auto Focus
5. Push Your Buttons
6. Control Your Auto Focus
Focus peaking1m 21s
8. Change Your Point of View
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