|March 27, 2007
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Case for Center Weighted Metering
today’s multi-pattern metering system found in most DSLRs are marvels
of technology, you’ll notice that almost every DSLR also has other
metering pattern options. The two main options, with variants available
on some cameras, are center-weighted averaging and spot metering. Multi-pattern
meters work with “zones” of light sampled from the viewfinder
framing, with the brightness patterns compared to a look-up-table of exposure
“solutions” to the “problem” the relationship
of brightness values states. It’s quite sophisticated and works
with microprocessors and sophisticated metering predictors, and works
amazingly well much of the time. However, there are times when the other
two patterns come into play, and while they hark back to metering systems
used in the past (in pre-microprocessor days) they are still are effective
for a number of lighting situations. In this quick tip I’ll focus
on center-weighted averaging.
Innovative Digital Products
We just returned from Las Vegas after attending this year’s PMA International Convention and Tradeshow, and one of the highlights of the event for those of us in the media is the “Sneak Peak” that takes place on the afternoon before the convention opens. This informal gathering provides an opportunity for members of the press to meet with exhibitors in a relaxed setting to discuss the latest trends, products and imaging technologies.
a panel bestows the prestigious DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award
to several products on display at the Sneak Peak. These products are recognized
for their use of new technologies, and as such they offer a view of emerging
trends. We don’t have room here to mention all 18 of this year’s
winning products, so the following list omits compact/point-and-shoot
cameras and products designed for minilabs, mobile phones, videography,
scientific, law enforcement and medical/dental applications.
The Passing of a Legend
World-renowned photographer, teacher, and long-time Shutterbug contributor Monte Zucker passed way at his home in Fort Lauderdale Thursday evening, March 15, 2007. He was 77. A special memorial, "Celebration of the Life of Monte Zucker" is scheduled for Sunday April 22nd in the Washington DC area. For details and updates, please go to www.montezucker.com.
Life’s Most Treasured Moments
At the recent PMA show a number of companies have announced plans to not only have WiFi cameras but also GPS capable units. Do you think that would be a useful and helpful feature in your digital camera?
Brifely describe how you might use GPS in your digital camera.
Palm Springs Photo Festival
Lumix To Launch Digital Photo Academy
Photography in Tuscany with Howard Millard
Launches Photography Workshop Series
Announces "Make You Mark" Photo Contest For Tamron Lens
Teaches National Geographic All Roads
Photography Workshops - Understanding Digital Photography
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