EXPOSURE

The

Photo Experience

 

Technical

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(A reflected light meter will cause cameras to over expose black subjects and under expose white subjects.  The camera meter wants to make the primary subject 18% neutral gray.)

Spot meter priority subject  that needs to be properly exposed:

  • White - meter will under expose so...over expose 2 stops.

  • If light gray - meter will under expose so...over expose 1 stop.

  • If dark gray- meter will over expose  so...under expose 1 stop.

  • If black - meter will over expose so...under expose 2 stops.

If primary subject is white, best results can be achieved by metering white and over exposing.

  

TIP: 

On newer matrix metering type cameras, shoot the matrix meter unless the background is black.  The camera is already programmed to adjust exposure properly for white subjects.