Why are there different modes?


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Why are there different modes?

Autofocus, auto white balance, a low-light and dynamic range capability that puts film to shame: the modern digital camera is filled with really cutting-edge amazing technology, and one of the most impressive is the camera's light meter. Light metering technology has come a long way in the last 20 years, and the metering modes in different cameras are really very often the selling points of certain cameras. What you may have noticed already is that your camera offers different light metering modes. In some cases, it might have up to four different light meters. We're going to look at what those are for.

By default, we've been encouraging you to stay in your cameras matrix metering mode, which is sometimes called an evaluative metering mode. The way matrix metering works is when I point my camera at a scene, the frame is divided into a grid and each cell in the grid is metered, and then the camera uses all sorts of snarly, algorithmic processes to kind of average all those out...

Why are there different modes?
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Why are there different modes? provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Exposure

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