Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Light metering, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- After all that stuff in the last chapter,…you should be comfortable with the idea…that shutter speed and aperture let you control…how much light hits your camera's image sensor.…In addition, you should understand…that ISO alters the light sensitivity of the image sensor.…Shutter speeds can range from hours…to fractions of a second,…while your lens might offer two dozen apertures…and your camera, 15 different ISO settings.…But how do you know which combination of parameters…is going to yield the right amount of light?…From the title of this movie, and maybe from experience,…you probably already know that the answer to that question…is that your camera has a light meter.…
These days the meter is not something you can see,…it's located inside the camera…and it looks out through your camera's lens…to take its readings.…For that reason, these meters are called TTL,…or through the lens meters…to distinguish them from older technologies…that used sensors that sat outside of the lens.…TTL meters have a number of advantages,…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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