Why would you use a handheld light meter when your DSLR has a metering system built in? Because Incident light readings can make light work of tricky subjects.
Knowing when to switch to spot metering can give you a big advantage when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to spot meter in these situations to achieve the most precise exposures possible.
In this quick guide we explain how metering modes work, and how to select the best one for the job at hand.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 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…