Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Auto-exposure (AE) lock, part of Photography 101 (2012).
All cameras have a variety of auto exposure modes, whether you're working in …full program fully auto mode, or one of the semi-auto modes like aperture …priority or shutter priority, the camera is doing a lot of the work for you. …But here's the thing, often you'll find yourself in a situation where the camera …can't quite figure it out. In most environments the camera does a …really good job of metering accurately. But in some extreme environments, it may not. …And one of the most common examples, is if you have a person standing in front of …a brightly lit window. They're back-lit, all of the sun's coming …from behind, and because that's taking up the majority of the photo, the camera …wants to expose for the outdoors. But that's not what you want.…
You want to expose for the indoors. You want to expose for the person that's inside. …This is where something called the auto exposure lock button comes in handy. …What you can do with the camera, is simply point it at something else …indoors, so any part of the indoor scene that's lit the same way as the person. …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 7s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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