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Jan Anne

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[Theme] Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« on: February 29, 2016, 22:11:06 »
A third topic dedicated to light, in this case the idea is that the main subject or object is brighter than the background. So in essence the opposite of the backlit topic ;D

In the title I'm referring to center-weighted exposures but it doesn't matter which exposure method you've used. In my case I switch between spot, center-weighted, matrix and manual exposure modes to bag the images I envision at the time depending on light conditions and how the used camera responds to the specific situation.

Most of my images are of animals captured in the zoo, sometimes while walking past an enclosure (the lucky shots) but for some of them I was waiting for a long time for an animal to walk into one of the sunspots with shady backgrounds I had the lens pointed at (while trying to ignore the dozens of people commenting on my big camera ;) ).

Please show us your "center-weighted" images, if you are  unsure if it's applicable to post it do it anyway :)

The image that planted the seed to use this method more

D200 with 180/2.8 AF, Amsterdam Zoo 2008

While testing the 200-400 for the NG Safari of 09

D300 with 200-400/4VR, Amsterdam Zoo 2009

Blue Eyes...

D300 with 200-400/4VR, Rotterdam Zoo 2009

Red Eyes...

D300 with 200-400/4VR, Rotterdam Zoo 2009

The DR difference doesn't have to be as hard as with the images posted above, it can also be very gentle

D3s with 200/2VR, Amsterdam Zoo 2010

A sunny Mandrill in front of his cave which is of course well beyond the DR capabilities of any camera

D3s with 200/2VR and 1.7TC, Amsterdam Zoo 2010

The oh so cute Meerkat

D3s with 200/2VR and 1.7TC, Amsterdam Zoo 2012

And one non-animal image pushed a little in post to make the patterns on the knife stand out :)

D800E with 35/1.4G, Sweden 2013
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Jan Anne Offereins

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 23:31:56 »
This is very common situation on stage. A hope this counts.

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 00:40:42 »
Toddler mafia.  Hope I am at least close to being on-topic :)

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 04:42:57 »
This should be interesting since , if to be believed, most used metering is Center  :) .   I like to play with spot metering on my ever present white birds using -EV as in -2 or more.  Gets rid of not so nice backgrounds  ;D .
Good start with the images  :)
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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 21:45:06 »
This is very common situation on stage. A hope this counts.
Hi Paco, thank you for being the first to respond wit a very fitting image.

I've seen you perform and the way the dancers worked with the light on stage made me regret not bringing a camera along, would have been a nice break from my zoo life images ;D
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Jan Anne Offereins

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 21:49:50 »
Toddler mafia.  Hope I am at least close to being on-topic :)
He either just buried somebody or is planning to do so hahaha. He reminds a lot of the English hooligans, same look and same attitude.

And yes the light is awesome so very much on topic :)
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Jan Anne Offereins

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 22:02:20 »
the flow

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 23:19:19 »
White egrets do this automatically :)
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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 23:46:51 »
Thanks, JA.  Looking forward to seeing more entries on this thread!

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 00:08:20 »
In church.
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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2016, 22:44:37 »
Tasty Belgium food in the spotlight. Served in Germany.

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2016, 22:20:33 »
Spring sun
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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2016, 00:14:15 »
Marine Museum, Xenon by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Leica 5cm F1.5 Xenon, wide-open.

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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2016, 01:16:27 »
Do buildings count?





rgds,
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Re: Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2016, 01:33:04 »
Candlelight shot


It was cold out there


Reading the newspaper