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Camera Metering Patterns

In order to meter effectively, and to get the tonality and visual information that we want in our images, It’s important to understand how our camera metering patterns work.


Lenses and Digital Camera Sensors

When it comes to digital camera sensors and the lens you put on your camera there are different scenarios that are possible and those different scenarios have different visual outcomes.

As a photographer you can use these outcomes as part of your composition.


Do You Use Your Camera Meter Thoughtfully?

Our meter allows us evaluate what we’re photographing, while our chosen exposure based on our metering allows us to get the visual information that we want in our picture.


Rules And Photography

Everybody seems to look for rules that will make their photography easier and better.

While rules may make your picture making easier, I don’t think rules make your photography better or help you to be a better photographer.


Sunrises, Sunsets, Windows And Adding Light

Have you ever photographed someone in front of a sunrise, sunset or window and the person you’re photographing comes out dark?
The issue is that the person you are photographing is much darker than the brighter area in back of them.
You should base your exposure on the bright area, this is best done working in manual exposure mode in [...]


Australian Freshwater Crocodile, Crocodylus Johnstoni, reflected in water

An Australian Freshwater Crocodile, Crocodylus Johnstoni, is reflected in water. The Crocodile was part of the Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes! exhibi at The National Aquarium located in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland. (Sam D'Amico)
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Do You Know How To Meter?

You use your camera meter to evaluate the intensity, or brightness, of light.
You meter is located in your camera and chances are good that you have few metering patterns, or modes, to choose from.
Your metering mode has an area of influence that drives your exposure.
You meter is an evaluation tool while your exposure is used [...]


Australian Freshwater Crocodile Reflected In Water. Crocodylus johnstoni.

Fortunately for me, since I’m as much a wildlife photographer as I am a neurosurgeon, we can get some interesting wildlife photographs at some not so wild places.


About Metering And Exposure

Matrix, evaluative, center weighted, partial, spot.
These are the names of some of the more common metering patterns that you’ll find on your camera.
Program, automatic, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual.
These are the names of some of the more common exposure modes that you’ll find on your camera.
Your camera meter measures brightness and each metering pattern measures brightness differently based on [...]


The Relationship Between Metering And Exposure

If your picture is too light, you’ve overexposed it. Overexposure means…


Rescheduling Fee Payment Area

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Your registration and payment can be used only  for the specific date(s)/class for which you have registered.  If you do not attend the class that you are registered to attend and would like to reschedule to another date, a $35.00 re-scheduling fee will be applied. This does [...]


Brightly painted buildings, Seattle, Washington

The exteriors of buildings with windows and brightly painted walls, the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington. (Sam D’Amico)
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Intermediate Photography Question And Answer Forum

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Lighting With Portable Flash Question And Answer Forum

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How To Find The Best Place To Learn Photography In The Washington DC Area

There are a lot of places the teach photography in the Washington DC area, but remember, what makes the place worth going to is the quality of instruction that you’ll get.
It’s not so much about the place, it’s more about the teachers in the place.
Different teachers have different ways of teaching.
You should work with a [...]


Why You Should Learn To Work Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode

By working your camera in manual exposure mode…

 you’ll create thoughtfully composed photographs that will take your photography beyond point and shoot.
you’ll get a good understanding of the basics of photography.
you’ll become a better photographer
your pictures will come out the way you that yo want them.
you’ll rely on your mind, instead of a machine, to make [...]


About Being A Better Photographer

Photography Tips From A Photography Teacher That Are Intended To Help You To Be A Better Photographer
Being a Better Photographer is an area of the Sam D’Amico Photography website.
The content of Being A Better Photographer mainly consists of short posts inspired by conversations during his photography classes. The posts are intended to get you thinking [...]


Questions And Answers

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Commuters Wearing Headphones, Riding The Red Line Metro Train, Washington DC.

Commuters wearing headphones riding the Red Line Metro train, Washington DC. The train is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) public transportation system which serves the Washington, DC region. (Sam D'Amico)
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