Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lightbulb Moment!

Something finally "clicked" today in understanding metering and exposure with my Nikon D40! I kept seeing the word "metering" applied to using a camera, and not understanding exactly what you DO to meter, especially in Manual. Katrina at Designer Digitals just explained this to me in a post. Now I understand how it involves adjusting the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings for the right exposure by using the camera little + and - ruler thingy (exposure level indicator) in the viewfinder. You get the indicator to zero through your settings of the aperture and shutter speed (and ISO), and this is metering! This tutorial also helped immensely. Amazing how the little building blocks of a concept can gradually come together!

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