step by step Tricks to cope with awkward subjects
There’s no ‘right’ way to use your camera’s exposure system, but here are some strategies we use on N-Photo
Dark backgrounds can help your subject stand out but will confuse the meter. Centre-weighted or spot mode is likely to give a more reliable result than matrix metering.
Matrix metering can leave skies above landscapes overexposed. If that happens, tilt the camera slightly upwards, lock the exposure, reframe and shoot.
Grey snow and ice
This isn’t the camera’s fault – it doesn’t know snow is meant to be white! The solution is to apply an EV compensation adjustment of +1 to +1.7EV.
Pools of light
The most interesting lighting is often the trickiest for meter readings. But where the illumination is constant, you can take a spot reading in M mode and stick to it.