Standard ways to meter for portraits
There are various ways To correctly expose your portraits. The following are some of The most popular methods
Let’s Be honest, with your camera's multi- zone metering being so reliable, you would be forgiven for taking shot after shot without checking your exposure. It's so easy to forget that your camera can sometimes get it wrong and requires a helping hand, but the sad truth is that no metering pattern is infallible.
thankfully there are a number of methods that you can use to ensure you avoid exposure error and we cover the main ones here. As well as using only the camera's facilities, we show how a couple of popular exposure aids can help establish the correct exposure. All can be relied upon to give good results, so give them a go and choose one that best suit your way of working.
As you'll find from talking to different photographers, from beginners to advanced enthusiasts, everyone has their preferences. some prefer the speed and simplicity of taking and reviewing a few test shots before making any necessary exposure adjustments, while others prefer to spend slightly longer to calculate the precise exposure before starting to shoot.
When using the shoot and review method, you can use any exposure mode, although we recommend aperture- priority mode. When using exposure aids, like a light meter or grey card, you'll need to set the camera to manual mode so that you can shoot at the suggested exposure settings. Don't worry, it's easier than you might think!