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Metering technique for a Quick shot

MatrixphotoMatrixphoto Member
edited April 2013 in technique & style & stuff
HI Niel
Ive been working on expanding photography techniques , this year Ive decided to work on using more natural light , inspired by your new book.
Direction and Quality of Light..

I took some images of my son this afternoon and I have some question,


Im still trying to figure out how to get the best exposure when its a fleeting moment.

My first thought is to use the "Blinkies" Start with an Exposure and keep adjusting until I start to see "Blinkies".

Is there a better technique?

What about spot metering off the face?

Lou Recine
Matrix Photography


  • JerryJerry Member
    In those circumstances (random snaps) I usually use Aperture priority with RAW. Wb on daylight ( or whatever). Matrix/Evaluative metering.

    Adjust EC depending on the scene has an obvious light or dark tone.

    That would usually get you close enough and you should have enough levy to fine adjust it in PP.

    /Jerry the UK Swede
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