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How to measure light

Light must be measured before it can be used creatively, and over time you will learn to ‘read’ the light before ever bringing the camera to your eye. You can build this expertise in a practical way by making use of a light meter—a tool for numerically quantifying the intensity of light re􏰍flecting off or […]

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Perfecting snow white scenes

There are few things as pretty as waking up to a fresh coating of snow and, for many of us, it’s inspiring enough to yank us out of bed very early and get us out the door quickly, cameras and a fistful of memory cards in hand. However, the pure, bright simplicity of snow can […]

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Be bold – shoot into the sun

Pointing your camera at the sun for a shot is a condition that juxtaposes the science and art of photography perfectly.* Technically, everything about this shooting scenario is wrong: images strongly tend toward overexposure, colour detail is easily lost, and textures are rendered flat. But creative and delicate manipulation of these conditions can deliver some […]

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Metering the dynamic range of a scene

One of the key stages in creating an HDR image is to make sure that the sequence of images you shoot captures the entire dynamic range of the original scene, so the lightest image captures a full range of tones in the shadow areas, and the darkest image doesn’t clip any of the highlight detail. […]

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Wondering how centerweighted metering works? Wonder no more!

In addition to its multiple shooting modes, your camera is very likely to offer a selection of metering patterns—the fundamental light-measuring tools that guide your camera to its suggested aperture and/or shutter speed. Most cameras will provide you with a trio of metering patterns. Knowing which to use can be the difference between being consistently […]

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