How To Use Manual Mode And Light Meters In Photography


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Manual mode and light meters

In manual mode, you have full control of shutter speed and aperture, but it's very important to understand that in manual mode your light meter is going to work differently than it did in either the priority modes or program mode. In those automatic modes when you half-press the shutter button, the camera meters the scene and then chooses a shutter speed and aperture for you. Since you are choosing those, there is kind of nothing for it to do in that regard. Take a look at this set. We've got three cameras back on--well, two cameras and a projector back on our set. We are going to point our camera at it in manual mode and look at what happens to the meter as we move some settings around.

When you first go into manual mode, what you are going to see are the last shutter speed and aperture settings that were used the last time you've used manual mode. So a 10th a second at 6.3 were the last manual settings I used whenever I last used manual mode, whenever that may have been. No...

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