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Greg BarringerRe: light meter?
by on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:02:39 pm

Most photographers rely on the in-camera meter. Some use a light meter for studio or formal shots like wedding altar. With video if you're constantly changing scenes and location I would think the camera's metering would be easier.

The following uses Nikon terms, I don't know Canon's or others terminology. In changing light try using Aperture Priority. The Aperture (f/stop) will remain constant while the camera adjusts shutter speed. Shooting video it may also automatically adjust ISO depending on menu settings. While in Aperture Priority you can make adjustments to changing light by adjusting Exposure Compensation. EC changes the exposure in 1/3 stop increments. I like shooting in fully manual 90% of the time but in quickly changing light, Aperture Priority is the way to go.


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  • light meter? by Jason Brown on Feb 19, 2010 at 2:13:19 am
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