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metering multiple areas without moving focus question

Gray_star

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"RE: metering multiple areas without moving focus question"

Gray_star Registered since 17th Dec 2012
Tue 18-Dec-12 04:53 AM

>Guys
>I will be travelling soon and as such im going to be taking a
>lot of landscape scenery shots
>The place im going to is very sunny but also a very
>scenic/green area
>I am unsure as to what to do when im faced with a situation
>where I have a bright and sunny day and I have a small river
>with a lots of greenery around
>Where do I meter from given that the sky is going to be very
>bright and the trees and surrounding will be quite
>underexposed due to shade

In bright conditions such as what you're describing, the simplest solution is to use the old Sunny 16 rule. Just set aperture to f/16 (which is your landscape aperture anyways) set ISO to 100 and shutter to 1/100s. That should give you correct exposure.

>I have seen some topics where people do a few shots and then
>combine them so they have a few exposures from different areas
>of the scene into the one shot
>Whats the easiest way to do that without moving the focus
>point.

Generally, the process is to use manual settings. So set M mode and set your exposure as above. You can auto focus or manually focus...it doesn't matter much as your focus will likely be set to infinity.

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