Exposure settings

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10 years 3 months ago #5414 by gordon
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I was trying out some photography to see how the exposure settings could affect the outcome. The first image is using the camera on multi exposure, the second is on spot metering. Besides from this setting all other settings are identical:



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10 years 3 months ago #5418 by nkgray
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Gordon,

With that dark background and all the "action" being at the centre of the image, the spot metering would definitely be the one to go for.

More often than not, one doesn't have the time to be fiddling around with settings, it's a case of get the shot and then worry about whether the subject is staying around long enough to play around with the camera.

With my Canon the settings are "Evaluative", "Partial" and "Centrewighted Average". The middle one of these is I believe the equivalent of your spot metering, where only the central 10% of the framed image is used to set the exposure. I leave my camera set permanently on "Evaluative", which is best for backlit subjects - water reflection for waders, sky for flight shots, sunlight filtering through trees for many others.

That's why the pro photographers are pro photographers and I am just a birder who takes photographs! The pros know intuitively what settings to use. And have more expensive lenses and cameras!!!!!!

Neil

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10 years 3 months ago #5434 by gordon
gordon replied the topic: Re: Exposure settings
Hi Neil,

I am finally starting to get to grips with the Depth Of Field concept and how to use it. My nemesis is still light. I cannot always judge exactly which setting to use. One day... <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->

Cheers,
Gordon

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10 years 3 months ago #5451 by Doug
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My trick is to use center weighted and then start getting a feel for how much exposure compensation to use and I am always preferably slightly on the - side as I like a slightly darker and more contrasty image.

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