9th August 2005, 05:21 PM
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.
9th August 2005, 08:11 PM
common sense tells me u meter only wen ur fully prepared to expose.
9th August 2005, 11:05 PM
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.
10th August 2005, 01:14 AM
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
10th August 2005, 05:42 PM