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Vibha Bera is just starting to learn about metering, and the trinity of photography, Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, and was wondering of changing the metering mode makes things more complicated.

Here’s Vibha’s question:

Metering is something new to me and I am lucky to get this video to watch, as I am just getting into aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Does it make it more complicated to take a picture? In other words, does it affect the exposure triangle? I am just a beginner and I feel I am just learning the terminologies.

The short answer is that changing the metering mode only changes how the camera evaluates the scene for the exposure. So in that sense it has an impact, but it doesn’t really complicate things, because regardless of your metering mode, the process of working with Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO doesn’t change.

Watch the video to get all the details and find out why I would recommend you don’t even bother to change your metering mode.

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.