The problem with the light meter is that it’s often used as a crutch for weak lighting knowledge and lack of situational awareness. When you depend on a device to tell you if you’ve exposed a scene properly, you’re relying on a set of numbers rather than your own vision and judgment.
This article is written by a member of our expert community. It expresses that member’s views only. We welcome other perspectives. Here’s how to contribute to MM EDU. I had a conversation with a fellow photographer recently and I realized a few things about skin-processing techniques that I wasn’t consciously aware of. Imagenomics Portraiture, frequency-separation, […]
A couple of years ago I rented a studio from a veteran photographer. When I finished shooting my first set with the model, this photographer approached me and suggested I needed to give my model more feedback. He demonstrated by shooting a few frames.