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    Since there's no spot metering on the 400d, I think the closest you can do is zoom in and partial meter
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    This is an exposure 101 question - most texts on basic photography will have a section on exposure, there are also books written on exposure - it is an old topic from film days. Look it up at your local library- it is impractical to retype out whole chucks of texts to satisfy your curosity.

    Also be clearer as to what is it that your subject in the photo - you did not say what it is everyone has to guess what it coud be. We could guess right or be wrong then advice given on wrong basis is as good as wasting our time.

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    Default Re: How to meter in such situations?

    Quote Originally Posted by ellery View Post
    This is an exposure 101 question - most texts on basic photography will have a section on exposure, there are also books written on exposure - it is an old topic from film days. Look it up at your local library- it is impractical to retype out whole chucks of texts to satisfy your curosity.

    Also be clearer as to what is it that your subject in the photo - you did not say what it is everyone has to guess what it coud be. We could guess right or be wrong then advice given on wrong basis is as good as wasting our time.

    Live well.
    Quote Originally Posted by mace1980 View Post
    Hi,
    Appreciate it if someone can advice on how to do metering to avoid over or under exposure in the following conditions:
    1) Bright background and dark foreground.
    eg. sunset.
    2) Bright foreground and dark background
    eg. night scene with subject in the light.

    Thanks in advance for any tips.
    Well, I did mention in the 1st post of this thread examples of situstions I have problem with. Specifically cloudscapes with land features in the foreground, and say a tall building (ie. the lower part of the building tend to be under exposed).

    Thanks to all for informative posts in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mace1980 View Post
    How to do that on a 400D??
    If spot metering is available on the 400D (sorry, I'm a Nikon user), meter the brightest part and the darkest part you want, remember the readings and then work out a compromise (average). If they are less than 6 stops apart, you should be able to get something decent.

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    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showpost....0&postcount=58

    if there is anything to add or to correct, let me know.

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    i'll do HDR, specifically, if it's landscapes concerend.

    i.e, have a tripod, take shots that's -2ev, -1ev, 0ev, +1ev, +2ev.

    then use the photoshop HDR merge function, do abit of tweaking in the inbuilt utility.

    =)

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    Read this article.
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    Default Re: How to meter in such situations?

    OK, think I more or less get the idea.
    Really appreciate all the helpful tips.

    Any bros out there with more tips to offer do continue to post them in this thread.
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mace1980 View Post
    OK, think I more or less get the idea.
    Really appreciate all the helpful tips.

    Any bros out there with more tips to offer do continue to post them in this thread.
    Thanks!
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