Learning to meter from the begining - with the Zone system

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROWVH2eRatE&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxNvOu8IkpQ&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PumcmlRAk4Y&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B35H4-q44iw&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjjBe5AJAwE&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X772PEUTxE&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl9zTbmnR9Y&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo2F-rly_D4&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnP6AiIBRVM&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXz1kkpdKk8&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1j5QCzJfrw&feature=related[/ame]

    The start of a series of youtube vids which introduces you to the idea of both using your camera meter to meter a scene through to how to use the zone system to help set yourself correct exposures.
     
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    Good information. Thank you.
     
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    An interesting start, I wonder how good the series will be. I also wonder how long between each video.
    You know we are all impatient. ;)
     
  4. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    hmm it should show up the links to parts 2 3 and so on after the video plays through
    If that is not working I'll add in the links above
     
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    I love the zone system, I was taught in my film class! It may seem hard to start out with, but ones you understand it, it will be come your best friend!!
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Enough of the intro, I want the first lesson!! :popcorn:



    EDIT:after seeing Overread's comment re the other parts were to follow, I poked around a bit and found 'em
     
  7. Overread

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    hehe don't worry I've linked the rest of the series in now - so no excuses :)
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ever the mentor. This could be an invaluable resource for TPF. Keep it up.
     
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    Nice series of videos.

    Thanks for posting them. :thumbup:
     
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    It just dawned on me this series of videos serves as a good advetisement for Nikons color aware metering system and make one wonder what has taken Canon so long to do the same.
     
  11. Overread

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    I did get the feeling that it was a nikon shooter -- mostly as the guys lightmeter is backwards! That has got to be confusing when comparing it to the histogram in camera ;)
     
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    Thanks for sharing this. I was going to write a series on metering for my blog, I may just refer to these videos instead (giving you credit for discovering them and sharing them here).

    Anyway, thanks. I really appreciate how you help so many folks around here.
     

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