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Comments on: Understanding your camera metering modes (Matrix, Centre-weighted & Spot metering) http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/index.php/2010/01/understanding-camera-metering-modes-matrix-centre-weighted-spot-metering/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=understanding-camera-metering-modes-matrix-centre-weighted-spot-metering Fire up your photography! Fri, 19 Nov 2010 20:02:37 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.1 hourly 1 By: Superdewa http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/index.php/2010/01/understanding-camera-metering-modes-matrix-centre-weighted-spot-metering/comment-page-1/#comment-41 Superdewa Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:23:00 +0000 http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/?p=484#comment-41 Hi Sasi -- guess I'm not set up to see when there are responses to my questions. I just saw this. It's very helpful. This is the thing I have had the most trouble understanding with my camera, so I'll play some more... Hi Sasi — guess I’m not set up to see when there are responses to my questions. I just saw this. It’s very helpful. This is the thing I have had the most trouble understanding with my camera, so I’ll play some more…

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By: Sasi http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/index.php/2010/01/understanding-camera-metering-modes-matrix-centre-weighted-spot-metering/comment-page-1/#comment-33 Sasi Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:24:17 +0000 http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/?p=484#comment-33 Glad it's useful! Yes, focusing will work with in-camera metering. As you might guess, if you're using spot or center-weighted metering mode and you move your focal point around the frame, the center of the metering will follow. So the point where you're focusing will be used as the center of the spot. Exposure lock can be used much like the 'half-press shutter' technique for focusing is used. So you might point your camera and fill the frame with a scene you want exposed correctly (say your subject's faces), press the shutter to allow the camera to set the exposure (it will also set focus but don't worry about that), then use the exposure lock button to lock that exposure. You can then let go of the shutter without losing the exposure value, and reframe the shot to capture a full body photo, but you'll have the correct exposure for their faces. This is useful is the reframed shot might include bright lights for example that wouldn't give your camera the right exposure for a full body photo. Glad it’s useful!

Yes, focusing will work with in-camera metering. As you might guess, if you’re using spot or center-weighted metering mode and you move your focal point around the frame, the center of the metering will follow. So the point where you’re focusing will be used as the center of the spot.

Exposure lock can be used much like the ‘half-press shutter’ technique for focusing is used. So you might point your camera and fill the frame with a scene you want exposed correctly (say your subject’s faces), press the shutter to allow the camera to set the exposure (it will also set focus but don’t worry about that), then use the exposure lock button to lock that exposure. You can then let go of the shutter without losing the exposure value, and reframe the shot to capture a full body photo, but you’ll have the correct exposure for their faces. This is useful is the reframed shot might include bright lights for example that wouldn’t give your camera the right exposure for a full body photo.

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By: Superdewa http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/index.php/2010/01/understanding-camera-metering-modes-matrix-centre-weighted-spot-metering/comment-page-1/#comment-32 Superdewa Sun, 17 Jan 2010 16:33:04 +0000 http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/?p=484#comment-32 This is very clear and helpful. I've mostly been sticking to matrix metering and have just started fiddling with the other metering modes recently. I have a few questions though. Does in-camera metering work with the focus? If I choose center metering, for example, is it metering off the spot I'm focusing on even if that's not in the center of the frame? I also find the exposure lock button confusing. This is very clear and helpful. I’ve mostly been sticking to matrix metering and have just started fiddling with the other metering modes recently. I have a few questions though. Does in-camera metering work with the focus? If I choose center metering, for example, is it metering off the spot I’m focusing on even if that’s not in the center of the frame? I also find the exposure lock button confusing.

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By: Tweets that mention Understanding your camera metering modes (Matrix, Centre-weighted & Spot metering) | PhotoBlazr -- Topsy.com http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/index.php/2010/01/understanding-camera-metering-modes-matrix-centre-weighted-spot-metering/comment-page-1/#comment-29 Tweets that mention Understanding your camera metering modes (Matrix, Centre-weighted & Spot metering) | PhotoBlazr -- Topsy.com Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:58:26 +0000 http://www.photoblazr.com/photoblazr/?p=484#comment-29 [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sasi Shan, David Allen. David Allen said: RT @sasishan: Understanding your camera metering modes (Matrix, Centre-weighted & Spot metering) http://bit.ly/7DFjY0 [...] [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sasi Shan, David Allen. David Allen said: RT @sasishan: Understanding your camera metering modes (Matrix, Centre-weighted & Spot metering) http://bit.ly/7DFjY0 [...]

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