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Secret Camera Light Meter

Secret Camera Light Meter

Ted’s Wednesday Photo Tip is about the Secret Camera Built-in Light Meter. 

To set the Exposure right, photographers need to measure the light. 

In the old days, photographers used to carry around a hand-held light meter. 

Thanks to digital cameras, there is a built-in light meter, which surprisingly is very accurate!

Secret Camera Light Meter Modes

There are three standard modes, Average, Center-weighted, and Spot metering. 

Average Metering measures the overall exposure for the scene. It is best for Landscape photography.

Average Metering Mode

average metering mode
Average metering mode for Landscape photography. Photo credit to Martin Santos

Spot Metering measures the exposure for a specific part of the frame. It is beneficial for high-contrast scenes.

Centre-Weighted Mode

Light meter
In Centre-weighted metering mode, The camera meters mostly for the centre of the image.

Centre_weighted Metering allocates the exposure more towards the centre of the frame. It is best for portrait or sports photography.  

Spot Metering Mode

Spot Metering Mode is the best for contrasty scene to rock the exposure for the main subject.
Spot Metering Mode is the best for contrasty scene to rock the exposure for the main subject.

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