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HDR
High-dynamic-range imaging can bring out highlight and shadow detail in your photos and let you apply a range of styles, from the realistic to the surreal. Jim Zuckerman explains how to capture the exposures you need to work creatively with HDR.
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Studio Lighting: Understanding Ratios
Determining exposure and working with shadows are the basic elements of studio photography. Jim Zuckerman explains how to meter and apply lighting ratios, position lights, and place shadows to craft the look of your studio images.
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Balancing Flash with Ambient Light
How do you combine flash with ambient lighting to balance foreground and background exposure in a scene? Jim Zuckerman covers the metering modes, camera settings, and processes that will give you creative control.
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How to Use a Handheld Meter
Bewildered by how to use your handheld light meter? Join professional photographer Jim Zuckerman as he explains Incident, Reflected and Flash metering modes and how to use them.
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Shoot Better, Edit Less
Wish you spent more time shooting and less in front of a computer, fixing less-than-perfect photos? Jim Zuckerman explains how to capture stronger images in the first place.
Jim Zuckerman
Category: Metering Tips and Tricks
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Metering at Night
What are your odds of getting exposure right with an in-camera meter at night? Let's just say you shouldn't put any money on it. Jim Zuckerman explains how you can get better results with a handheld meter when lights are low.
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Understanding Middle Gray
It's the guiding light for reflected modes such as spot metering. Jim Zuckerman explains how understanding middle gray will help you control exposure and tonality.
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Wildlife Photography
Photographing animals and birds in their natural habitats requires many skills, including the ability to handle a multitude of lighting situations. Jim Zuckerman explains how to work with light when you're out in the wild.
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Common Metering Mistakes
So you metered your scene and checked your settings twice, but the shot just isn't coming out right. Jim Zuckerman explains how to avoid seven common metering mistakes.
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Jim Zuckerman on Landscape Photography: Shooting into the Sun
Photographer Jim Zuckerman explains how to meter and compose images that use the sun as a key element.
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