Shooting "brighter" objects? Exposure settings?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Questions thread
tclune Senior Member • Posts: 1,177
Re: Shooting "brighter" objects? Exposure settings?

The "royal road" to exposure in the kind of context you discuss is to get an incident light meter. This kind of light meter measures the amount of light falling on the scene you are trying to photograph, and is indifferent to whether the things being photographed are white, black, or anything in between. But, if you have to use the camera's reflective light meter, you need to worry about the darkness of the objects being photographed in addition to the light illuminating them. In that case, it is helpful to have some understanding of the zone system. A very simple introduction to it can be found here. FWIW

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