Getting the Proper Exposure

The Metering and Exposure Modes That Get the Job Done Right

Getting the right exposure for product shots isn’t very difficult, because we are going to let the camera do most of the work. Digital cameras have light meters built right into them; these read the light in the scene and set the shutter speed and aperture for you. Here is what you need to know to set up your camera correctly.


Metering Modes

Digital cameras have different metering modes that control how the camera’s built-in light meter looks at the scene in front of the camera. The three basic metering modes each measure the light in a different way.

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