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  • Auto modes versus manual

    by Bradcalkins | 25th of September, 2009

    I wrote this blog on my own blog a while back, but reading Rebecca's post today made me think of this again and thought it would be useful on DT: My mother is taking a course on photography and she was commenting on how her teacher was touting the advantages of shooting... More
  • Do You Want Perfect Outddoor Exposure?

    by Kenny123 | 27th of May, 2009

    Here's the secret to getting a perfectly exposed outdoor shot every time - (as long as your subject area is within the 5-stop dynamic range of the camera's metering system) 1. Know how your camera handles exposure-( I know that mine overexposes between 1/3 and 2/3 of... More
  • Exposure and Tonal Contrast

    by Aryanimagery | 12th of February, 2008

    Correct Exposure is combination of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and a creatively correct exposure is combination of all of above and the photographer’s creative mind. I believe there is nothing can be termed as bad or good light for my exposure, it should be appropriate... More
  • Do You Need An External Light Meter?

    by Wysiwygfoto | 20th of October, 2007

    Most all cameras these days have a built in light meter. Do you need one outside the camera to compose a great image? Well, it depends. On a digital SLR (at least the Canon cameras I own) you have 4 metering options with relation to utilizing the light meter in the... More
  • Exposure compensation and Metering mode

    by Aryanimagery | 13th of September, 2007

    In lots of article and books I have seen that exposure compensation depends on the color, and of course 18% grey and blah blah. Now, my realization is it also depends on the metering mode. Let say your metering mode is Spot, so you just need to worry about 2-3 % of the image,... More

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