What the Heck is the Metering Mode on your DSLR?

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When you begin to get serious about photography, chances are you pick yourself up a decent (possibly a very nice) DSLR. You can’t take great pictures without a camera, after all. Once you get around to using your new camera on a regular basis, you’ll more than likely want to explore some of the different settings for different types of photography. The metering modes on your camera are amongst the most important settings to familiarize yourself with.

The meter of a camera is really just a way that the camera measures and interprets the lighting surrounding your subject. You’ve heard those famous movie clichés of “Lights, Camera, Action” before, right? Well, light always proceeds what you do with your camera, and the metering mode makes the best use of available light for the photographs that you’ll be taking. Today’s post by CamCrunch will help you to get familiar with the basic metering modes, so you can get to the “Action” of taking your best photographs ever!



Remember, even though the metering modes on many DSLR cameras all essentially do the same thing, your particular camera may call the individual modes by different names than those discussed in this video. It’s important to know what settings correspond to the different modes mentioned in this video tutorial in order to put your newfound knowledge of metering modes to work on your next photo shoot.

There’s no getting around the fact that your camera works with the surrounding light to create photographs. As such, it’s in every photographer’s best interest to get used to the various metering modes on their DSLR’s in order to become a more skilled, better equipped photographer. If you know any other budding photographers, please take just a moment or two to click on the Share button, so you can help them out with this brief, yet very informative photography video lesson.

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