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| p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · FM Canon Contest: For CameraMasters and LensMasters |
Good to see some real mastery coming to light.
Here's some of my old "tricks". While waiting for some birds to show up in the marsh, I do the following prep work:
(1) Estimate which bird is most likely to show up, and at what distance, and adjust camera/lens settings accordingly.
(2) Prefocus the lens at the likely point of first contact.
(3) Adjust the exposure accordingly (for M shooters). For example, if an Egret is anticipated, meter the exposure on a seagull, or Paper birch bark, or anything else available which is close to white.
(4) Decide on the second likely bird that might show up, and determine the exposure for that one, relative to the white bird exposure. The exposure "distance" between those two bird types I measure in number of clicks of the shutter speed or aperture dial. Again, that obviously works only in M mode.
(5) By doing all of the above I can quickly and reasonably effectively respond to most sudden developments in my shooting theatre.
(6) Needless to say, the M exposure checking and adjustment should be done frequently as the ambient light changes.
Edited on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:22 AM · View previous versions