Metering Actual Light Vs Reflected Light

Your light meter is amazing. But do you know how it actually works?

The inbuilt light meter in most cameras is amazing. Han is the guy who designed this system and he is a genius. Seriously, in most cases your camera is spot on and when Gina say spot on, she means your camera will give you consistently average readings.

If you want to take your photography to the next level then it’s important to understand how your camera actually figures out the light readings and why. Sometimes, you need to override the default settings.

In this tutorial, Gina will show you how your meter works so that you can understand how to meter actual versus reflected light. With the help of Gina’s trusty sidekicks, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper, you’ll discover how to take the guesswork out of metering skin tones.

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Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

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