Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Metering modes, part of Photography 101 (2012).
All DSLRs have a variety of metering modes. …They also all have a particular mode that's their most advanced, usually …called Matrix or Evaluative or Multi-Spot. …Something like that. What this mode does is it takes a …metering from a variety of scenes inside of the view that you're looking at. …So for example, if this is my frame. It might look at a couple different …scenes or it might look at 10, or 20 or 30 or even more different scenes or …different zones within that particular frame. …And it will then do a very intelligent average of it.…
It will not just average them, but'll actually look for things like spotlights, …or really dark shadows. That aren't part of the overall scene as …a whole, and kind of remove those from the equation. …And do a, generally, really good job of metering for your shot. …For most uses, you can just leave the camera in that mode, and you're going to be …happy, probably 99 percent of the time. However, there are times where you want …to get out of that mode, and get into something a little bit more advanced. …
- 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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