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Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills, 3rd Edition by Mark Galer, John Child

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exposure and light meters

Mark Galer

essential skills

~     Gain a knowledge and understanding of exposure and its relationship to light sensitive surfaces, depth of field and selective focus.

~     Understand the use of hand-held and TTL light meters.

~     Understand the difference between reflected and incident meter readings and their relationship to lighting ratios and exposure.

~     Create images demonstrating an understanding of metering techniques.

~     Document the progress and development of these skills.

Introduction

An understanding of exposure is without doubt the most critical part of the photographic process. Automatic exposure systems found in many sophisticated camera systems calculate and set the exposure for the photographer. ...

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