Photography 101: How to Control Your Camera's Meter Modes


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Metering modes

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 t...

Metering modes
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Metering modes provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke as part of the Photography 101

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