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It depends really on my situation and the type of shot I want to get, but the gist is this:
  1. Select an aperture that allows for the DoF I want
  2. Meter
  3. Select the lowest ISO possible that still gives me a fast enough shutter speed
  4. Select my shutter speed
  5. AF using back button AF
  6. Recompose my image
  7. Take the picture
  8. Correct if necessary/possible

I shoot in RAW and do white balance on my computer, along with basic PPing like changing the exposure/contrast/saturation/color levels of my images.
Do you leave the white balance on auto then?
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Do you leave the white balance on auto then?
Yep. It doesn't really matter, to be honest. Adjusting white balance in PPing is just a matter of playing around with a single slider. I usually keep it on Auto because it's the closet to what I want.
post #13 of 24
- Set everything
- Meter
- Adjust the aperture and shutter speed
- Focus, compose if needed, focus again
- Measure bellows if light loss needs to be compensated
- Close the shutter
- Insert the film holder
- Take the photo

Never said what camera
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Front page victim again...

I usually just kick it back, wait to see how bad/good it is, then consider chasing.
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oh and when you guys say metering you mean when you shoot with aperture priority or shutter priority right?
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dslr
oh and when you guys say metering you mean when you shoot with aperture priority or shutter priority right?
They mean metering via the camera's built-in light meter, in any shooting mode. If you do a partial press on the shutter release, or hit the AF button, or the DOF preview button, the camera will meter. What info it gives you depends on the mode. If you're in Av, you set the aperture manually and the camera sets the shutter speed (and ISO if you have it set to auto) by metering the scene. The exposure level is indicated by the ruler in the VF.

Or, most likely in Marin's case, metering is be done with a separate, stand alone light meter, like a Sekonic.
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Oh , I thought this was about booze when I clicked it. Front page doesn't tell you the category -.-
Same here
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I usually keep it on Auto because it's the closet to what I want.
Why was that funny to me? For me its:
Check settings.
Press AF-ON.
Press shutter release.

But most of the time I don't check settings be cause they're right where I want (nearish to wide open WHOOP). So basically, before I take a picture, I focus. But thats a given.
post #19 of 24
i usually shoot outdoors so my check list is

-check settings make sure if its RAW/jpeg depending on what im doing
-check to make sure its on rapid shoot if needed otherwise turn off
-whitebalance
-meeter if necessary for conditions
-look at where the sun is in relation to my subject
-focus
-press shutter button
-check exposure and focus
-re focus sometimes
-press shutter again for next picture
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They mean metering via the camera's built-in light meter, in any shooting mode. If you do a partial press on the shutter release, or hit the AF button, or the DOF preview button, the camera will meter. What info it gives you depends on the mode. If you're in Av, you set the aperture manually and the camera sets the shutter speed (and ISO if you have it set to auto) by metering the scene. The exposure level is indicated by the ruler in the VF.

Or, most likely in Marin's case, metering is be done with a separate, stand alone light meter, like a Sekonic.
so in other words metering - setting the shutter and aperture to get 0 Ev exposure ?
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