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.