Custom Curves for the D300

Started Dec 28, 2007 | Discussions thread
ron wrucke
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Re: Ron ....

olstrup wrote:

I'm NOT saying, that you should
not use spot metering when shooting portraits - I use it a lot
myself.

.. just another voice crying in the wilderness .. I couldn't believe some people were saying 'never use spot' .. talk about blowing your credibility all to h*ll .. ?? I could understand that position only if you had a Canon camera with no spot metering to use ..

I'm just saying that unless your subject sits perfectly
still, and you are very precise abot where you meter, you must expect
varying exposures dependant on which part of the face you meter from.
That's why I, in another post, recommended, that spot metering is
used with either the AE lock or manual mode, because otherwise the
metering will be somewhat unpredictable. Even then, you should expect
to see some shots, that are overexposed and some that are
underexposed.

.. I must have had 25-30 Christmas morning 'keepers', and every one of them looked pretty much the same .. a little curve-tweeking here and there, but very little white/black point adjustment was required. Remember, however, that I had exposure compensation dialed in on both the flash and on the camera ..

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