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Photography 101 - Tips and Editing Techniques

How to Meter in Manual

Exposure is determined by two things

  • The amount of light in the scene.
  • The speed of your sensor ISO – (International Standard Organization)

Exposure is controlled by two things:

  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture (f-stop)

We have a triangle working together to determine what the correct exposure is. If you’re in manual mode and you change any of these three elements your exposure reflects your changes.

Look through your viewfinder to see your light meter. It also is displayed on you LCD view on the back of the camera:

The camera will think it is exposed correctly when your light meter reads zero.

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