13th February 2004, 11:21 PM
I think this guy in Dpreview says it very well about flash meter.
So you can make a chioce,
don't need meter: if you can systematically test and document and calculate your lightings (if you are using the same ones all the time).
Bottomline, you must know how much lights your lighting is giving.
so.......flash meter will make your life easier and your photos with lightings more consistent. Especially for a newbie, otherwise at least 80% of newbies will give up half way thru, only 20% will persist on and achieve something (using the 80/20 rules)
14th February 2004, 06:54 AM
14th February 2004, 02:31 PM
26th February 2004, 12:23 AM
Don't get disheartened... I've been shooting for years but haven't shot studio before and thus still haven't used a light/flashmeter before... I've also used the test, review and modify method to adjust the lights...
Originally Posted by dampeoples
I've just got backdrops & 2 studio lights in my room to learn more about studio photography but haven't got a flash/light meter yet and wonder if I can do without them...
So far I've been managing...