Exposure / Exposure metering - little-photo-college.net http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering.html Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:57:53 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (little-photo-college.net) Exposure Metering http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-metering.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-metering.html Cameras nowadays (irrespective of being digital or analog) provide various exposure meters based on the TTL technology. This allows the photographer to choose the optimal mode depending on the scene.

  • Centre-weighted average metering
  • Spot metering
  • Partial metering
  • Multi-zone metering
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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:41:10 +0000
Centre-Weighted Average metering http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/centre-weighted-average-metering.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/centre-weighted-average-metering.html The centre-weighted metering mode is suitable for numerous subject situations. This is the reason why it was the standard metering mode on a lot of cameras for a long period of time. In this mode the entire image is used to meter the exposure. However, it concentrates more on the centre of the image.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:51:46 +0000
Spot metering / Partial metering http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/spot-metering-partial-metering.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/spot-metering-partial-metering.html The difference between spot and partial metering modes is small. In partial metering ca. 10% of the image is used to meter the exposure and in spot metering usually only about 5% of the image is used. Therefore, spot metering can give a highly accurate metering of exposure on a small image section.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:59:49 +0000
Multi-zone metering http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/multi-zone-metering.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/multi-zone-metering.html Many photographers are not aware of the way exposure metering works and therefore, in difficult subject situations, this often results in incorrectly exposed photos. This prompted camera manufacturers to further refine the metering modes.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Fri, 13 Nov 2009 17:04:09 +0000
Problem – High subject contrast http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/high-subject-contrast.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/high-subject-contrast.html With a high contrast in brightness on an image, not all the image’s elements have the correct exposure. 

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:38:18 +0000
Problem – Black or white subjects http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/black-or-white-subjects.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/black-or-white-subjects.html Exposure meters can usually not distinguish between brighter and darker colours, they are colour blind. The camera doesn’t recognise colourful objects that reflect light differently under the same lighting conditions.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:48:08 +0000
Problem – Exposure of small subject details http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-of-small-subject-details.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-of-small-subject-details.html If the main subject only constitutes a small area of the image display screen, the automatic exposure often does not register these objects as relevant. This can result incorrect exposure of the main subject if the contrasts are too high.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:51:45 +0000
Exposure Compensation (+/-) http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-compensation.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-compensation.html In the previous articles about exposure, exposure compensation was always cited as an option to adjust exposure. In doing so, the photographer uses the camera’s respective operating elements to correct the level of brightness – minus (- darkens image) or plus (+ brightens image).

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Sun, 15 Nov 2009 17:07:09 +0000
Histogram and Exposure Control http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/histogram-and-exposure-control.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/histogram-and-exposure-control.html Digital photography provides us with a very interesting tool to estimate exposure, the histogram. It provides the photographer with detailed information about the image’s tonal distribution.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:18:57 +0000
Exposure Tolerance – RAW and JPG in Comparison http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-tolerance-raw-jpg-in-comparison.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposure-tolerance-raw-jpg-in-comparison.html The image quality of digital photos depends on the file format and compression rate. The chosen format also determines the correction possibilities. This article illustrates the differences between RAW and JPG images using examples of exposure, i.e. exposure tolerance.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Thu, 09 Sep 2010 05:46:26 +0000
Exposed to Light? http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposed-to-light.html http://little-photo-college.net/exposure-exposure-metering/exposed-to-light.html The correct exposure in digital photography!?
In digital photography there are various methods/philosophies about and for the correct exposure.

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mail@kleine-fotoschule.de (DaMichi33) Exposure / Exposure metering Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:39:35 +0000