An experiment in exposure metering.

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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I mounted the camera on a tripod & set it to manual mode with the ISO set to 200 & white balance set on sunlight. I maintained f 5.6 for all three shots varying the shutter speed for the meter readings. The camera is about 10' from the subject.

    The first pic uses the camera meter nulled, the second uses a Lunasix F meter in reflected light mode from the camera position & the third using the meter in incident light mode measured at the subject facing the camera. All the pictures are right off the camera.

    Pic #1 camera metering f 5.6, 1/400

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    Pic#2 meter reading from camera f 5.6, 1/800

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    Pic #3 meter reading from subject f 5.6, 1/500

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    In my opinion, pic #3 has the best exposure, metering back from the subject. What say you folk.
     
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    I like number two, I think it shows the best colors of the flowers. If you're going for overall, like including the swing behind it I would agree with you. When I look at the picture though, my eyes are drawn immediately to the flowers.
     
  3. Ron Evers

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    I get your point realitycheck3907 .

    I have seen debate here on the forum with regard to exposure of any given photo & was wondering how this little experiment of mine would be viewed by the critics. I must say I am disappointed with the response to this thread.
     
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    I'm not expert, but I like #2 as well. The white flowers at the top seem a bit blown out in the others.
     
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    you know what .... I loved all of them :thumbup:
     
  6. Ron Evers

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    Hey Dave, you are developing a trend of two. ;)
     

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