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    Default Your middle grey reference

    In your experience what objects are or close to middle grey when you are shooting landscape, beach, buildings or streets in Singapore?

    I find the brown roof tiles and palm close to middle grey on a sunny day most of the time.

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    Default Re: Your middle grey reference

    Read somewhere that most people's palms are a good enough approximate. And so far when I've used my palm for exposure, it's been not that off of my Sekonic lightmeter.
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    Default Re: Your middle grey reference

    Read about this but I have never tried. I suppose this works when the subject is very close to the camera?

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    People's palm skin tones vary. What I did was to meter a known 18% grey reference, then meter my palm and note the difference. Unless one goes tanning often, the skin tones on the palm should not change much.

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