How to spot meter: an easy guide to measuring precise exposures

A step-by-step guide to accurate spot metering: step 3

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.

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

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.

Creative spot metering: how professionals expose in high-contrast conditions

How to nail exposure with spot metering in tricking conditions: Step 2

Tired of wasting pictures? Find out how to master spot metering like the pros for perfectly nailed exposures every time.

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

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…

Photo tutorial: how to take a light reading using grey card

Photo tutorial: how to take a light reading using grey card

Everyone, of any ability, who has taken a picture with a digital camera knows that getting the tones right will make or break your image. Choosing the right part of a scene to meter from is crucial, but how do you which part of the scene is best?

When taking a light reading you want to find a midtone somewhere in the scene, or even just out of the frame. This could be light-coloured foliage, or even a Caucasian face. However, sometimes there won’t be anything around that’s the right tone for you to take a light reading. In these instances, using grey card can help you achieve perfect tones.

Get better exposures

Get better exposures

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