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#1 colne valley

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 02:19 PM

Hi,has anyonefound using different metering modes brings more detail out in their shots.i.e.spot metering off blue sky when shooting snow scenes. this has worked well for me, has any got other examples of this sort of thing?

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 03:00 PM

I definitely prefer spot metering for shooting portraits. It ensures that the person I'm metering off of is well-exposed. If I have to adjust the sky/background in Lightroom, so be it. I'd rather have the main subject of the image properly exposed. 

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 05:09 PM

I spot meter on BIF matrix for other wildlife unless I'm doing something fancyshmantzy.

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 07:52 PM

I usually use spot metering, this way I can meter various points in the scene and set up from there. Since I spend so much time shooting landscape, this gives me a chance to get the foreground exposed correctly and add the appropriate filters to get the highlights.

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