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In photography one of the confusing things is understanding what settings impact each other, and this week is all about clearing up that confusing, including understanding the Zebra stripe warnings available on Sony mirrorless cameras, how back button focus and spot metering mode impact the ability to lock your aperture setting, and how shooting in natural light vs artificial light impacts your camera’s ability to focus.


Here are the questions answered this week:


I’m using sony a5100. What the different between zebra stripes mode and all the metering mode?What i know is that both mode is set to ensure enough exposure on the subject. – Lokman Hakimi


I’m shooting with a Nikon D7000 and using the AEl and AEf for BBF. How do I lock the aperture when in spot meter mode? – John Reznik


Thanx Spyros for a detailed look out on the query over Canon’s 6D camera. For a recommendation in future would you make a video on focus in comparison with Natural light and artificial light specifically on AF modes on these light scenario. – Ameet Pawar

Your camera is an amazing tool, but it’s no good to you if you don’t know how to use it!

If you want to take control of your camera and use it to take amazing photos like a pro, check out my Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode video course.