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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by crazyy, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. crazyy

    crazyy TPF Noob!

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is the settings of your camera that determine how your shot is exposed. It could be over or underexposed in bright light or in darkness. The camera has a built-in light meter that reads what it sees and give you setting (in any of the auto modes). So if you meter off of something dark, the camera will thing that it's dark and give you too much exposure. If you meter off of something bright, the camera will think everything is bright and give you less exposure. It's up to you to recognize what the camera is doing and adjust the exposure accordingly.
     
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    Are you shooting in matrix metering? If so metering off of a bright or dark spot should'nt cause the image to over or under expose to such a degree as shooting and metring in spot or centre-weighted.
     
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    Try shooting in manual. It really isn't that difficult once you get the hang of it. Your photos will come out much more uniform in a series if the camera isn't trying to make exposure adjustments for every shot; like it does in automatic modes.
     

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