Sunday, September 19, 2010
A Well Exposed Boy
It's been a while since I've posted my photo of the day. This was with out a doubt yesterday's choice. He was absolutely taken by the x-rays at the Discovery Space & Science Center. He turned the light panel off and on making photos a fun challenge.
So how do you get the right exposure in this situation? This is a perfect example of when Aperture Priority just won't work for you. Your camera will see all of the light from the light panel and your subject will be too dark.
Perfect opportunity for manual mode. In manual mode, I spot metered on his cheek since he's what I want exposed correctly. Once I've dialed that in then I snapped away ignoring my light meter since it was screaming at me that I was wrong. It doesn't know better!
Was all of this jibberish, but you want a similar result? Consider joining me on Tuesday for The Very Basics. We will explore all of the buttons and settings on your camera so you are ready to go for Your Life: Captured Through The Lens, where we'll go all the way with manual mode! Take a look here for frequently asked questions about The Very Basics.