Photography Quick Tip – Guessing the Proper Exposure in 3 Shots

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23 comments

  1. jared surley you should of dropped iso and put the shutter speed up a little before changing the Aperture? i know for me i love keeping the dof

  2. This is exactly how I shoot and it just feels better to know that I did everything myself without the help of the meter. Awesome tip for photographers who are just starting out. 🙂

  3. So cool I got one hehe. Thanks

  4. JanErikEdvartsen

    Great tip, mr. Frolin 🙂

  5. oOBroKenLiZardOo

    Lightroom 4 (Beta)

  6. oOBroKenLiZardOo

    Blackrapid Sport

  7. What if I use a film camera? xD

  8. what program you use to edit the photos?

  9. @JaredPolin what’s the strap you are using. It’s so cool I want one.

  10. Camera meters are known to be unreliable and inaccurate. Why do you thing a stand-alone meter can cost $250-$1200 and a camera for the same price? Go ahead and use the meter. See what happens in challenging lighting, dark rooms, direct sun – the list goes on. Relying on the built-in meter? Prepare for disappointment and garbage images. Guessing and shooting, gaining experience is the best way. I can look at a room, set manual mode and be right on 90% of the time on the 1st shot. Why? PRACTICE.

  11. sunny 16 rule..google it. easy as pie..it’s what we did in the film days without meters. It’s a good way to start to learn how to read light and becomes second nature after a while. It’s also something to ad to each photographer’s knowledge ..as you learn from everything in regard to light.

  12. Histogram.. all you need

  13. Totes bruh. I’m sometimes forced to do this anyway because I use yongnuo speedlight with no TTL. Also I like to do it because having a ‘0’ exposure meter isn’t necessarily the correct exposure.

  14. MichaelBakowski

    If you understand the fundamentals first THEN rely on technology you’ll be able to utilize the technology better.
    I use a calculator for most of my math problems but I still know basic math and can do it in my head.

  15. it’s probably better to not rely on the meter all the time, it’s like doing it the hard way makes you learn more and learn faster.

  16. great tips

  17. The point was (I think) to really understand what you’re doing fully. To really know at what time, during what light situation you need what kind of settings. It’s a way of fully understanding the process of light –> lens –> diaphragm –> sensor. It’s not something one should do all the time, but something one should consider doing now and then just for the sake of learning.

  18. The histogram is you best friend, and shoot to the right [of the histogram] never underexpose as there is more info at the top end……..

  19. You get best result when you exposure spot on right, not slighty under or over.. 😉

  20. Great tip and exercise on learning how to recognize the light and what settings are called for without having to rely on a meter. Nothing wrong with using the meter but it sure saves time if you can skip a step.

  21. Beer Drank Shawty

    you dont understand the point of this video. .

  22. I’d say under exposed. When a picture is a bit under exposed (as long as you do not lose detail in the shadows, meaning the shadows turn jet black) you can always correct it in photoshop, but when a picture is over exposed, there’s no coming back, my friend.

  23. if some unwanted light (like at a concert) disturbs the meter what are you going to do then?