A&P camera exposure or what?

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  1. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    i am taking an intro course to photography now. i have a canon but thats not important. my question is: we are learning basic exposure constant and we have to take pictures under certain conditions

    my camera has an exposure meter but when i use the exposure settings from my hand out (f 16 1/125, iso 100) for a bright sunny the camera meter says that is wrong. im not using digital so i cant look at my pictures before turning them. i dont want to look like an idiot with over/under exposed pictures because of those instructions on the handout

    lol

    wtf do i do?
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    most people hands are about the same colour, and the colour of your hand is pretty neutral so it works ok. I use it all the time when shooting skiing.
     
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    bradh New Member

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    he means "hand out" like the ASSIGNMENT.
     
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    bradh New Member

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    Also, depends where the camera meter is getting it from. Sometimes you will want to take your reading from the blue sky, etc... depends... try different things, it will probably work
     
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    Versa Nice shoes...

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    im aslo taking intro, how do you make the cennter foucus and the backround blurr?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    trust the camera meter (hopefully it is working properly)...the hand out is generic exposure settings for learning purposes
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    wide aperture
     
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    f16 1/125 is good for sunny outdoor shooting
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    :werd: its a good general rule, but not always correct...especially if you want a pan or some sort of movement blur
     
  10. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    im going to trust the camera meter lol
     
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    Versa Nice shoes...

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    ok today i went to take some photos it was kinda cloudy i ttok pics of a stop sign with f.16 1/250 f.13/250 should that be good to make the stop sign red stand out and the background to blurr?
     
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    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    no camera for home ....?
     
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    Versa Nice shoes...

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    should i foucus then get the meter exposure down and just change the aperture or do i change the shutter also?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    set the aperture (below f8 atleast, the lower you go the less in focus), meter the object you want to take a picture of...set shutter speed..focus...then take pic.
     
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    you learning anythign in the class? rofl
     
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    sony Active Member

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    Have you checked to see if it's accurate? How off is the metering when you were shooting out doors from what the handout said? :dunno:
     
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    Versa Nice shoes...

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    its only the second day and the teacher is usually just talking about the digital camera that some guy took so he just like catering to him
     
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    my advice still stands:wiggle:
     
  19. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    it seems pretty off, i have the adjust the shutter speed a lot lol


    ill try again tomorrow. 80 degree days in febin texas ftw
     
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    Interesting. :cool: Idea
     
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    no digital for home, for class. if f/16 is 1/100 BUT f/16 is 1/250 for film, then is it ISO 100 or 200 for lift?
     
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    good for nailing tough exposer when you dont have a grey card handy. use spot if you have it when metering though
     

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