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© Marco Martinez
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UploadedJune 24, 2010
TakenJune 22, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/125 sec at f/2.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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I use spot metering almost exclusively, especially when I do portraits. I particularly use this camera feature when working with natural light coming from a window or a doorway in order to bring to attention the particular way light falls on my subject. I lock focus on an interesting part of my subject that has strong light qualities: the eyes (the eyes is a most obvious choice), a smile, perhaps a lock of hair or the way a hand rests. This is the area that I want to be evenly exposed. When done right, you end up with a beautiful photograph with deep, velvety dark tones around your subject and beautiful subtle shadows around that correctly exposed area you selected. Convert these photographs to monochrome for some beautiful black and white photographs.

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  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (23 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful Marco!

  • riverS

    riverS (Deleted) gave props (24 Jun 2010):

    his eyes! beautiful. deep and warm.on your portraits eyes are so expressive.

  • Elliott Negron

    Elliott Negron gave props (24 Jun 2010):

    this is a beautiful image Marco

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2010):

    great portrait, nice work. Thanks for the camera tip.

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    great portait! outstanding light!!

  • Belinda Grace

    Belinda Grace gave props (9 Jul 2010):

    Yes the light is absolutely magical on that sweet lil boy body.........i miss my son being that age

  • Leah Garton

    Leah Garton gave props (17 Jul 2010):

    That is my favorite camera feature, too!! I use it all the time!

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