Metering for ND Grad

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
bravozulu
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Re: Metering for ND Grad
In reply to Nigel Wilkins, May 7, 2013

Set your meter to spot. I posted images of a white Corvette in the California shun on another forum. The shot came out dull looking. I shoot with a Nikon, which offers Matrix metering. That's the usual solution because it compares your shot with a database of 30,000 images.

But it doesn't work correctly when an ND filter is thrown into the mix. The result I got was flat, as if the white paint had been in a dust storm.

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