Metering And Exposure

Learn how to get the correct exposure to create the best photographs that you possibly can

Understanding metering and exposure are important because…

  • Metering (measuring light) is a process of  evaluation…
  • Exposure (letting a specific amount of light fall onto light sensitive material) is foundational to getting the photograph that you want….
  • What and how you meter is subjective and should be part of your compositional decisions…
  • A correct exposure  is subjective and should be part of your compositional decisions…
  • Getting the right exposure provides  the visual information that you want in your photograph…
  • Without the exposure  that  you want your  photograph will be  too bright or too  dark …

Don’t depend on your  camera metering system to get you a  “correct” exposure…

  • The  meter on your camera only  provides  you with a starting  point  for exposure…
  • Your  camera  doesn’t know what you want in terms  of exposure…
  • “Correct” exposure  is subjective  and should  be determined by the  photographer creating the photograph…
  • By changing the the exposure  suggested  by your  camera you can create better  photographs…
  • An increase in exposure or a decrease in exposure can be the “correct” exposure….

There’s  more than one way to meter…

  • Your  camera has  different metering modes or patterns…
  • Each of  these modes  patterns has  an ‘area of  influence” that has a significant  impact on your exposure…

Charles Howard says:”What a great class! I seriously questioned if I could ever get metering to become second nature. My photos were always either under or overexposed. Thanks to your awesome class and encouragement I can see improvement. The techniques and skills that you shared will make me a better “photographer” rather than the “shooter” I was before the class.”

Course Description

This hands-on, three-hour workshop is an in depth examination of metering and exposure and how they relate to the creation of photographs as  compositional elements. By becoming familiar with  different methods of  metering and when to intentionally increase or decrease exposure, students will begin to use metering and exposure to create more effective photographic  compositions.

  • 1 meeting, 3 hours
  • Limited to 8 participants (To allow for flexibility in student scheduling, class size may be up to ten participants)
  • $85.00
  • The topic of  this class is also one of the main topics covered during the four week Introduction To Photography class.

You’ll learn about…

  • Different types of light meters….
  • Different types of metering patterns and metering modes..
  • How to evaluate whatever your photographing to get the exposure that you want…
  • When to overexpose or underexpose to get the perfect exposure…
  • What your camera meter REALLY does …
  • Tonality…
  • and more…

You Should Take This Class If You Want To…

  • Understand how your camera meter works…
  • Make better pictures…
  • Get the exact exposure that you want…
  • Stop creating pictures that are too dark or too light…
  • Create thoughtfully composed photographs…
  • Start to learn to work your camera to its fullest potential…
  • Start to rely on your mind, instead of your camera, to make your photograph…

Prerequisites

  • Getting To Know Your Camera or experience in operating your camera in fully manual mode.
  • A good understanding of the basics of photography
  • A SLR or other type of camera that can be operated in fully manual mode…
  • You’ll need to bring the “full version” of your camera owners manual to class…

Mike Seymour says:“Having been in education for the last 15 years I am truly impressed with Mr. D’Amico’s teaching style. So many instructors seem as though they are there to talk about themselves or impress you with how much they know and you leave more confused than informed. This was not the case today. The examples and hands on explanations allowed me to experience metering concepts and for my individual learning style that was critical. I appreciated the patience exhibited and the non-judgmental approach. I can’t wait for the next workshop/class. I am looking forward to it because after today I KNOW I will actually learn whatever the topic is.”

Metering And Exposure – Student Comments

Notices

  • If you are registering for this class on the day that it is scheduled, you must bring a copy of your receipt as your proof of payment in order to be admitted.
  • By registering for this class I agree to the Registration Terms And Conditions.

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  7. Daria Mizza says:

    I would like to register for the upcoming photography class, starting on April 3rd at 6.30 pm. I just wanted to make sure that this class is for absolute beginners

    Thank you

    Daria Mizza

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