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The means by which a camera automatically determines exposure settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO (sensitivity).

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What situations are best suited for spot metering?

I have found myself using spot metering on several occasions in order to get the right exposure, such as sunsets and on bright days with a subject in the shade. What other situations are well suited ...
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Where is it best to meter for sunrise and sunsets?

I can never get nice silhouettes and appropriate exposures for sunrise and sunset. How should I meter for this?