Light Meter Settings Ep 108: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace: Adorama Photography TV

Adorama Photography TV presents Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace. In this episode, Mark demonstrates how to make sure your light meter is properly set up for use.

Using a Sekonic L-358, Mark shows you how to set your light meter to measure in third-stop increments that will match the settings on your camera, set your sync speed and more. A properly adjusted light meter will ensure that you’ll get accurate readings for your photographs.

AdoramaTV features talented hosts including: Mark Wallace, Gavin Hoey, Joe McNally, Joe DiMaggio, Tamara Lackey, Bryan Peterson, and Rich Harrington.

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  1. How about actually calibrating the light meter with the grey card to add compensation in the meter itself as well? Isn't that important that neutral is rendered down the middle with your specific camera?

  2. You might want to look into motion blur. A good rule of thumb is to not shoot with a shutter speed slower than 1/the focal length of the lens. If you're shooting with a 200mm lens your shutter speed should not drop below 1/200th, 100mm no slower than 1/100th, 50mm at 1/50th etc. Image stabilizers, aka vibration reduction, can gain about a stop or two so with a 200mm you could get away with 1/100th (1stop) to 1/50th (2stops).

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