CHAPTER 4

METERING

When I first started experimenting with strobes, I didn’t meter. I didn’t know how. Instead, when working with my lights, I would grab my digital camera and play around with my settings until the image on the back showed me something I liked.

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FIGURES 4.1A–B Both of these images were captured at ISO 400, f/4, 1/60 and metered for the shadows. Figure 4.1a was captured on a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera and Figure 4.1b was captured on a Contax 645 film camera using Kodak Portra 800 film. Because of the differences in exposure latitude between digital sensors and film, the images look very different despite being captured with ...

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