Questions about Light Meter and correct exposure during shoot.

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Questions about Light Meter and correct exposure during shoot.

Clueless Wanderer wrote:

Thanks for the info..
"Quantum photography" :-o
I should have mentioned Im shooting at 1/250th F22 to kill all ambient and lighting with a single softbox approximately 45 degree's camera right, adjusting to control fall off and loose the subject into the shadows..

Ah, I see...

f 22; that may be your problem unless the light is right on the subject.

But if you are using the meter properly, with the dome and pointing at the light, that is the reading you should use because the meter acts as its own "gray point"

It sounds as if you are working for a "low key image" this will entail a certain darkness to the image.

If you want more detail to the grapes, then you will need to have a more evenly lit subject.

the quality of light will make a huge difference.

A strip light will give you that detail you want and let you control the fall of to the background

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