Expose for the Highlights

Highlight metering on the Nikon D750 preserves detail in the highlights at the expense of the shadows. Essentially, it's matrix metering with priority for the highlights and a weighting factor for how much of the scene is in highlight. In bright scenes, it will give you a contrasty look with dark shadows. These photos were taken with highlight metering, and were mostly take wide open at f/1.4.

Gear Photos were made with a Nikon D750 and a Tamron SP 35 mm f/1.4 Di USD.