Spot Metering

Spot Metering is a way to meter a scene while concentrating on a small section of it.  Many newer cameras offer spot metering as an option to full scene or partial scene metering.  Spot metering allows the photographer to pick a specific area (usually about 5% of the scene) and meter only that area for a very accurate reading.

Spot metering allows you to get the most important part of a scene metered correctly, but can over or under exposure other areas.

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