Join Megan Andersen for an in-depth discussion in this video Metering light to get it right, part of Advanced Craft Photography.
One of the ways to achieve proper exposure within your craft photography is …by metering light. Now, you can meter light with an external …handheld light meter, or one that connects to your camera with a a cord. …Or, you can just simply use the light meter that is built into your camera. …Every camera has a light meter built in, and that is what helps you find the …proper exposure. So, the photograph that we're looking at …on screen right now is underexposed. It's too dark.…
So, what happened when I took this photograph is that I was metering in …these very bright light sky areas. And my camera was trying to compensate …for all that really bright information, so it resulted in a very dark photograph. …Now, in this next example, I was taking samples in the tree branch in much darker …areas and to try to find that balance of light, I ended up with a very …overexposed, way way too bright and very blown out in certain areas image.…
And this is also unusable. So, what I needed to do was take a …
- Beyond the basic camera settings
- Advanced composition and staging techniques
- Image editing in Photoshop and Lightroom
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Skill Level Advanced
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