Expose for shadows/highlights

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Autonerd Senior Member • Posts: 1,953
Re: gray cards and incident readings
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brandon77 wrote:

From watching videos and the majority of the comments, Getting a reading off the subject with a handheld meter, and likely in the shadow area seems the best way to do it.

Wellll, with an incident meter, "metering for the shadows" doesn't matter. The incident meter isn't "looking" at your subject -- it's "looking" away from your subject, at the light hitting your subject. That's why it is more precise.

I’m going to try that anyway ignoring the metering my camera, I haven’t had a lot of luck with that

How are you metering? The photo you showed us isn't a very tricky situation for a meter, and while the K1000's isn't the most sophisticated, it's good enough. I still think this is more about the lab scans than the camera metering.

Aaron

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