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Become Better Photographer: Metering Madness with David Bergman

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New Yorker and photographer David Bergman with  Adorama TV is  going to talk about your camera’s metering modes and why you  really don’t need them any more.

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“When we talk about metering modes it’s all about  getting proper exposure so that your images aren’t too bright or too dark.  Most cameras have a light meter built right in, which reads through the lens  and turns your exposure up or down based on whatever it sees. Well that technology  is pretty darn cool, the camera doesn’t always know what it’s  looking at, and can’t possibly know exactly what you want. To help the camera  out, we can set the metering mode that the cameras light meter will use, and  most modern cameras have some variation of these three – evaluative,  center-weighted and spot.”

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“Evaluative looks at the entire frame and evaluates  the light it averages out the bright and dark areas and gives you the best settings for the  overall scene. This is a really good starting point, and can work well when  you want to just grab a picture quickly without taking the time to make any  adjustments.”

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“Center-weighted looks at the whole image, but assigns  more importance to the center of your frame, and works really well if you put  your main subject right in the middle. If you’re taking a picture of people in  front of a bright or dark background, this mode will help you get your friends  exposed properly, while not worrying too much about the background behind them.”

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“Spot metering however only looks at one tiny little area in the middle of the  frame and completely ignores everything else. This is the way to guarantee that  your exposure won’t be thrown off by the light on anything, but that also means  you have to constantly make sure to have that little spot exactly in the right  place, the whole time.”

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“Now that you know what the metering modes do I say you can  forget all about it and never have to think about it again! Why? Because these  only affect your exposure when you’re shooting in an automatic mode where the  camera is picking at least one setting. That includes everything from aperture  priority and auto ISO, all the way to full program, we now have the ability to  try an exposure, look at the photo on the back of the camera, and then adjust  as necessary.”

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“I challenge you to learn to shoot in full manual use your eyes and  your brain to determine what’s important in the frame. Set your exposure and shoot  way, once you get used to doing that you won’t care anything about metering modes  ever again!”

 

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