Posts Tagged ‘Exposure metering’

Exposure Metering Modes Explained

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There are very few photographers that work out the exposure settings for each photo manually in their head with no help from the camera. Whether you use your camera in manual mode or in fully automatic mode, almost undoubtedly you rely on your camera's metering system for setting the exposure.

Most more advanced cameras offer a range of exposure metering modes. Each one works in a slightly different way. It is worth understanding how these different modes work, which is what we'll look at in this article.

Camera exposure metering modes selector

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How to use Manual Exposure Mode

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Most cameras offer you a range of different exposure modes. These often include a fully automatic mode, Program (P), Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv), and sometimes some scene modes. In this article I want to explore the Manual exposure mode, usually indicated on the mode dial by a capital 'M'.

Manual exposure mode indicated by M on camera mode dial

Why would you want to use a manual exposure mode when your camera features fancy algorithms to work out the exposure in automatic modes? Read on to find out.

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

January 7th, 2013 at 8:00 pm