Photography Manual Mode: Manual Exposure Exercise


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Manual exposure exercise

We are going to harken back now to those wonderful days of yesteryear when men were men and women were women, and photographers didn't have light meters. Now, think about that. Not having a light meter, everything we have done so far in our exposure exercises has been built around the automatic light meter in our cameras. We half-press the shutter button; the camera meters the scene for us and tells us a shutter speed and aperture. What would you do if your camera wasn't doing that for you? Well, you can find out, and you can play with it yourself, and have this wonderful anachronistic feeling of shooting the way people used to shoot.

But doing this is also a really great way to go a little bit deeper into exposure theory and really nail down a couple of important ideas. I have got my camera in manual mode, and I am going to shoot a picture of this stump right here. So where do I begin? Now, I could just follow my light meter, because even in manual mode, my meter is still doing some...

Manual exposure exercise
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