LUMU 101: SPOT METERING

May 04, 2020

LUMU 101: SPOT METERING

WHAT IS… SPOT METERING?

Spot metering offers us the ability to measure the correct exposure on a certain fixed point. By measuring the light that is reflected off a chosen surface, it tells the aperture you need, to achieve the 18% (middle) gray level on your selected subject.

 

While spot metering is useful in a variety of scenarios, it’s most common use is when you’re shooting scenes with multiple light levels. For example, when your subject is in a deep shadow, or under a spotlight. Perhaps you are shooting the outside enviroment through a window, or your subject is backlit - the options are endless.

 

LESS IS MORE

But where spot metering really shines is macro photography. Measuring the correct exposure will slightly darken your background, highlighting your macro subject.

Shot with Fujifilm X-100T & Lumu Spot Metering

 

 

JOB WELL DONE.

 



Here at Lumu, our goal is to reduce that gap between your creative vision and a wholesome final product. With that in mind, we’re launching a new segment of the Lumu experience on all of our social platforms - Lumu 101. Each week we’ll provide beginners and professionals with tips on how to improve and become the master of your Lumu app, and take your skills to the next level. Until next time,

 

 





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