Which metering mode should you use?

    | Photography for Beginners | 27/07/2014 00:01am
    Which metering mode should you use? The simplest guide yet

    In this quick guide we explain how metering modes work, and how to select the best one for the job at hand.

    Nikon metering patterns: what are matrix, centre-weighted and spot modes?

    | Photography Tips | 09/07/2014 00:01am
    Nikon metering patterns: what are matrix, centre-weighted and spot modes (and when should you use them)?

    What are Nikon’s matrix, centre-weighted and spot metering modes (and when should you use them)? In this quick tutorial written by our friends at the Nikon magazine N-Photo you’ll find out everything you need to know about Nikon metering patterns.

    How to take an exposure reading on your digital camera

    | Photography for Beginners | 27/05/2014 00:01am
    How to nail exposure with spot metering in tricking conditions: Step 1

    Even for experienced photographers, the subject of metering and how to take an exposure reading can be confusing, but the basics are easy to get to grips with…

    Canon metering modes: how to get perfectly exposed images in any situation

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/04/2014 00:01am
    Canon metering modes: how to get perfectly exposed images in any situation

    Keep asking yourself what metering mode to use? Discover how to master metering to get perfectly exposed images in every situation. Here, with some help from our friends at the Canon magazine PhotoPlus, we show you what metering mode to use on your Canon DSLR.

    Camera metering techniques: how to get the best image quality from your DSLR

    | Photography Tips | 14/11/2013 00:01am
    Camera metering techniques: how to get the best image quality from your camera

    When it comes to getting the best image quality from your camera, metering is one of the most crucial ingredients. In this tutorial we explain a series of camera metering techniques designed to give you the most accurate exposure possible.

    Canon Tips: what’s the best metering mode to use with autofocus?

    | Photography Tips | 05/03/2013 00:00am
    Metering Modes & Midtones: how to ensure an accurate reading

    Want to learn how to get more out of your Canon DSLR? Find out how to use your camera’s metering modes so you can get better results when using the Auto Focus setting.

    Midtones and Metering Modes: how to ensure an accurate reading

    | Photography for Beginners | 30/08/2012 17:57pm
    Metering Modes & Midtones: how to ensure an accurate reading

    When photographers talk about ‘taking a reading’ or ‘metering a subject’, they’re usually talking about taking a Spot or Partial meter reading from a specific area in a scene and locking the exposure in. This guarantees that the subject you’re metering for will be exposed correctly.

    Spot metering: how to find the right area within a scene

    | Photography Tips | 09/07/2012 11:05am
    Spot Metering: how to find the right area within a scene

    Spot metering mode is great for precise exposure readings, and can be a godsend when you’re shooting in tricky light. But the skill lies in deciding which part of the scene to take the reading from in the first place. Practice makes perfect, so try this exercise and see how you do…

    Metering Modes: the simplest guide yet

    | Photography Tips | 12/06/2012 12:32pm
    Understanding metering modes: free photography cheat sheet

    Measuring the brightness of the scene you’re shooting is a crucial part of getting the right exposure for your pictures. To this end, your camera has three basic metering modes to choose from which will help you measure the brightness of your scene.

    The brightness of the scene can vary enormously across the picture. For instance, the sky will usually be much lighter than the foreground. As such, an average reading is needed for a scene like this.

    In our latest photography cheat sheet below we’ve highlighted the three main metering modes your camera offers and explain what each of them does.

    Metering mode cheat sheet: how they work and when to use them

    | Photography Tips | 01/06/2012 12:00pm
    What metering mode to use: free photography cheat sheet

    Are you left confused by your digital camera’s metering mode function? Not for long.

    The Metering Mode button on your camera is symbolised by an eye-shaped icon within a rectangle. Within your metering mode function you will have either three or four metering modes: spot metering, partial metering, centre-weighted metering and evaluative metering.

    As you will see in our latest photography cheat sheet below, each metering option measures the brightness of a scene in different ways, depending on what subject you are shooting.

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