Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding metering modes and switching between them, part of Learning the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
- In order to get a good exposure, you need to ensure…that your camera can accurately meter the scene.…Now most of the time,…your camera will be able to get it right.…But you can switch metering modes…to help the camera out in tricky lighting situations.…The most common method that you'll use is Matrix metering.…This will produce fairly natural results in most situations.…Matrix metering divides your scene into a grid,…and then measures each of the grid squares…and averages out the value…to come up with an overall exposure setting.…
The camera does consider the overall total distribution…of the entire scene, as well as the composition.…With newer lenses, the camera can actually…analyze a distance as well,…to help factor out the right exposure value.…The center-weighted option is going…to take a look at the entire frame,…but gives greater emphasis to the center area.…This is useful if you're shooting portraits,…particularly if there's a lot of…backlight behind your subject.…If you want to get very specific,…you can use the spot option, which is going to look…
- Getting ready to shoot
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Changing ISO
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Understanding shutter release mode
- Switching metering modes
- Shooting with an external flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Camera
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
Using the self-timer2m 20s
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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