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    Dear all,

    I have question that I have been pondering for quite some time.

    Usually a white or silver reflector is used for outdoor and studio to put highlight onto the subject. The question is, should I take a hand held meter reading before I place to refected light or during the placement of the reflected.

    Seeking your advise in this matter please.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sincerely,
    Fire Kirin

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    common sense tells me u meter only wen ur fully prepared to expose.

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    Well, if I were to meter it when I placed my reflector light, will it compensate the intention to put in my highlight?

    As a result, would it cause the negate the highlighting effect and also adversely affecting the exposure in the background, making it slight underexposed?

    Seeking you valued opinion please.

    Thanks.

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    huh?

    film or digital, once u have metered an object, the readings u achieve, if accurate, will correctly expose your subject. however, if your background is very bright or very dark, then the background exp will just be totally thrown off.

    anyway why have u been pondering for so long? just go and experiment and learn from first hand experience.

    hope i helped
    regards
    Doug

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    Ok, you are right.

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