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Confused by a paragraph in the classic photography book Understanding Exposure explaining the limits of today's camera meters

It is called bracketing and experience. As already stated, a film camera averages everything out to about 18% gray scale. Pure whites can come out a little gray due to underexposure. Pure blacks ...
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Confused by a paragraph in the classic photography book Understanding Exposure explaining the limits of today's camera meters

The phrase "backlight and contrast" basically means the classic silhouette situation which would be tonal contrast. But it's more that the meter doesn't know which tonality matters more to ...
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Confused by a paragraph in the classic photography book Understanding Exposure explaining the limits of today's camera meters

The meter isn't "confused"; it measures what it measures. What's confusing is that the meter might not (and often doesn't) measure what we think is important in the photograph. The key to ...
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