Should I go TTL or Manual w/Lightmeter?

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lawrence Keeney
Lawrence Keeney Veteran Member • Posts: 6,771
Re: Should I go TTL or Manual w/Lightmeter?

andrewsn00 wrote:

Thanks for the replies y'all. Are we talking a strong learning curve here? I've always been a TTL guy in the past, I understand light conceptually, but obviously I need to nail it technically in this case.

I don't think there is much of a learning curve to using a light meter as long as you understand what the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO are, and how they interact with each other.

If you are a photographer, you should understand this even if you don't use a light meter.

When it comes to mixing ambient light and flash, it is a little more difficult, but someone could easily explain this in a few minutes. There are many good videos on the internet that cover using light meters.

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