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    Spot Metering Article Question

    Hello,

    I am wondering if the underexposed photo of the Dalmatian is the better shot than the high key photo of the two examples given in the following article:

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...istograms1.htm

    I am learning spot metering and it seems that the underexposed photo would be the better choice to me.

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    Re: Spot Metering Article Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Eyveneena View Post
    Hello,

    I am wondering if the underexposed photo of the Dalmatian is the better shot than the high key photo of the two examples given in the following article:

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...istograms1.htm

    I am learning spot metering and it seems that the underexposed photo would be the better choice to me.
    Hi Eyveneena (is that your name?),

    Welcome to CiC - it's great to have you with us.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "better" shot; are you meaning "better" from a technical perspective, or "better" as in it "looks better"?

    I've written a bit about metering in general and spot-metering in particular in the past - so you might find these posts helpful ...

    What is the best method for learning how to expose photos correctly?

    What does it mean to "meter off of ..."

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