Metering & Histograms

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October 4, 2021 by mrgoldsack

Ever use the display screen, instead of the view-finder while taking pictures? If you have you’re probably using some level of metering.

Metering is based on a sensor within digital cameras that measure the brightness of a subject. In turn, the camera will adjust the Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO to optimize the quality to the image being captured. Depending on the type of subject and style of photography we are doing, we may want to adjust the Metering Mode.

Here are some links to get you more familiar with Metering:
Exploring DSLR Metering Modes
Digital Metering types
Metering Basics with Nikon
Metering Modes Video

To practice using Metering Modes on your camera, check out this task and reflection:

Due Oct 12


Histograms are another aspect of working with the display screen on your camera. A lot of times, your own eye is a better judge of taking photos rather than prescribed settings. The histogram is a way to double check if you’re on the right path.

Take a look through this document (8Histograms) and complete the Notes Section in a new document. That’s it!

Due Oct 12

Want to learn more about Histograms? Check out these…
Histograms in Photography
Understanding Histograms

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