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How to Use Your In-Camera Spot Meter

We’ve mentioned in previous posts how in-camera metering can be very unreliable. It can meter the scene differently even if the subject and lighting do not change. In the series of photos below, I left the camera at evaluative mode and took three shots at different focal lengths. I shot in AV mode with the […]

Discovering the Eyepiece Cover

Cameras today meter a scene using Through-The-Lens (TTL) technology. This means that it measures the intensity of light as it enters the camera through the lens. The problem is that there are two ways for light to enter your camera. One is through the lens and the other is through the eyepiece. Excess light can […]

Quick Photoshop Fix for Exposure Problems

The chances of getting under and over exposed photos are pretty high when you’re using your camera’s built-in metering system (which is why you need to learn how to shoot manual). Like we said before, it’s because your camera will meter the scene or subject into middle shade of gray. This in turn will make […]

Understanding Camera Exposure Modes

Shooting in full manual mode will always be the best way to get the most creative shot since you are in control of everything. But there are instances when you just do not have the time to fiddle around with the proper combination of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. On these occasions, you have to […]

Going Manual: Learning Exposure Basics

Exposure is probably the most dreaded subject in photography. We know a lot of photographers who have been shooting for years but still rely on their camera’s metering system to dictate a scene’s exposure. Cameras are getting more and more advanced which is why it works, but it will not work all the time. This […]