Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exposure lock, part of Nikon D7000 Essential Training.
There will be times when you want to shoot multiple frames with different compositions, but use the same exposure settings for all of them. Panoramas are the most common situation where you will encounter this problem. The Exposure Lock control lets you meter a scene then lock that exposure in as you take multiple shots. This is the Exposure Lock button right here. So after I meter, I can press and hold the Exposure Lock button. Now it also a Focus Lock button so if need to be, I can take my shutter finger off.
And now exposure is locked. no matter how I move the camera around, I will still see these exposure settings. Remember, without the Exposure Lock button when I have pressed the Shutter button to Meter, as I move the camera around, it automatically re-meters as I go. So, you use Exposure Lock any time that you want to meter in one location but reframe to a different location.
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 11s
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Modes
15. Using Custom Settings
16. Retouching Images
17. Caring for Your Camera
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