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I was going to give this article the title of “How do I use a grey card?“, but grey cards can be used to do more than just correct your white balance, and even with just that there are a couple of different ways to do it, of which this is just one.

When shooting RAW,  the white balance setting isn’t absolutely critical, as you can adjust it in post.  That being said, depending on how you meter your scene (for [...]

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In our last article, we discussed how to meter using your in-camera metering systems, the differences between the different modes and when some are more advantageous than others.  We also illustrated some of its advantages and disadvantages, and where it may possibly be able to get confused.

One of the things we really go into, that will almost certainly confuse your camera’s meter, is flash.  This is essentially because your camera’s meter is only looking at the ambient light in the [...]

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When we use our DSLR to view a scene, it does something called metering.  Put simply, this is a process where our camera measures the amount of light being reflected off a subject (or several subjects, or your entire scene), and feeds back an exposure value it feels will adequately expose the image.

Sorry, what?

To really make sense of what metering is, you need to understand firstly what the meter is trying to do with the readings it gets and then [...]

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When you capture an image with your camera, there are three basic things which will affect how that image turns out.  Those are your ISO, your shutter speed and your aperture.

Together these three settings comprise your exposure triangle, and while you can achieve the same exposure value with different combinations of these three components, you won’t necessarily see the same results.

Changing any of these settings will have a different consequence, and you’ll have to adjust something else in order to [...]

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