Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Metering modes, part of Nikon D7000 Essential Training.
Accurate metering is critical to getting good results from your camera.…Fortunately, metering technology is now so good that your camera should yield…correct exposure 80 to 90% of the time.…To help ensure that your metering results are good, your camera offers several…different metering modes.…Matrix metering divides your scene into a grid, meters each cell of the grid,…and then averages all of those results to come up with a single overall exposure setting.…The camera considers overall tonal distribution in the scene as well as…color and composition.…If you're using G or D-series lenses, then it also factors in distances to…objects in your scene.…
Center-weighted metering is like matrix, but more statistical weight is given…to the center of the frame when all the various meterings are being averaged together.…Spot metering meters only a very small circle right in the middle of the frame,…one that covers approximately 2.5% of your viewfinder.…You will use this for times when you're facing high dynamic range, but you need…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 11s
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Modes
15. Using Custom Settings
16. Retouching Images
17. Caring for Your Camera
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