Metering Issues


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Apr 8, 2005
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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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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.
 

doug3fflux

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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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