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Digital Photography, An Integrated Approach

Creator: Bruce Warren | Photography - 2012-01-01

Camera Meter Metered area Reflected-Light Meter Use Camera Meter Incident-Light Meter Use Reflected-Light Meter Use. Top: Reflectedlight meters (also known as luminance meters) measure the amount of light emitted or reflected by the ...

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

About this book
Turn your enthusiasm into striking photographs! The perfect companion wherever you go, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY provides a straightforward, comprehensive introduction to photography for the digital photographer. Detailed step-by-step photo sequences and concise discussions show you how to execute photography processes and special techniques using actual equipment and materials, while a full chapter on troubleshooting provides help when you need it. Numerous high-quality, full-color and duotone reproductions of works by well-known photographers such as Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz offer inspiration and guidance. From "seeing" and composing the shot to applying special techniques and working in Photoshop, this information-packed book covers everything you need to know to become a successful digital photographer.



128 pages

Portrait Photographer's Handbook

Creator: Bill Hurter | 2007-08-01

An image with full tonal range has a significant amount of data in all areas of the histogram. l\/l ETE RI NG Reflected-Light Meters. Because exposure is so critical to producing fine portraits, it is essential to meter the scene ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures—from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone—is also included.



128 pages

Master Guide for Professional Photographers

Creator: Patrick Rice | 2006-11-01

The movement of the mirror can cause Sharp, but the background will be some camera shake, which can result in an image that is less sharp. bjurred_ Light Meters A light meter is a device that measures the light falling on a sceiie/ ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
From shooting basics to image editing, this textbook is an all encompassing reference that can be used by students in any level of photography class as well as those studying to complete the Certified Professional Photographer program. Beginning with an overview of camera choices and basic camera functions, this guide outlines the fundamentals of lighting equipment, light theory, composition, and digital imaging while providing a comprehensive roadmap for efficiently taking images from conception to client presentation. Tips for overcoming obstacles are offered from the hard-won advice of photographers who have successfully passed the Professional Photographer Certification Program tests.


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Light meter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A light meter is a device used to measure the amount of light. In photography, a light meter is often used to determine the proper exposure for a photograph.

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Sekonic Light Meters: Exposure Meters and Color Meters for ...
Controlling light is an essential skill for photographers, videographers and digital filmmakers. Sekonic exposure meters, color meters and illuminometers help you ...

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Amazon.com : Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter (Black) : Camera & Photo

Sekonic L-308S Flashmate Light Meter 401-309 B&H Photo Video
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  • Dr.Meter

    Dr.Meter Digital Illuminance/Light Meter LX1330B , 0 - 200,000 Lux Luxmeter

    Photography (Dr.Meter)
    List Price: $99.99

    1 Year Warranty
    Unit Selectable, Lux or Footcandle
    Over range indication
    4-Range, 0/200/2,000/20,000/200,000 Lux
    Data Hold


  • Sekonic Corporation

    Sekonic L-308s Light Meter - Black

    Photography (Sekonic Corporation)
    List Price: $233.00

    At ISO 100, the ambient EV range is 0 to 19.9, flash f/stops range from f/1.4 to f/90.9
    Pocket-sized, and easy to stow away. The L-308S measures 2.5"W x 4.3"H x 0.9"D (63mmW x 110mmH x 22mmD)
    Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings in full-stop mode.
    Smallest digital flash-meter for reflective and incident light readings in ambient or electronic flash lighting conditions
    Includes Lumidisc with pouch, soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap, AA battery.


  • Mastech

    Light Meter LX1010B,50,000 Lux Luxmeter with lcd display

    Home Improvement (Mastech)
    List Price: $50.00
    Price: $8.72
    You Save: $41.28 (83%)

    High Accuracy and rapid response
    Auto Zeroing;Over-range indication;
    LCD Display;Data Hold;Low battery alert
    Ranges: 0 - 50,000 Lux
    12 Months Warranty!


  • Pyle

    Pyle PLMT21 Handheld Lux Light Meter Photometer with 20000 Lux Range Per Second Sampling and Digital Display

    Home Improvement (Pyle)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (1.0/5)
    Pyle

    Bad quality. The product features don't match the description ...

    0 1/5 Johannes - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pyle PLMT21 Handheld Lux Light Meter Photometer with 20000 Lux Range Per Second Sampling and Digital Display (Electronics) Bad quality. The product features don't match the description at all. This meter looks like a toy and the rang is only 0- 10000 lux. It doesn't deserve any star. Never buy anything from this seller. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 4, 2014
    List Price: $69.99
    Measurement range up to 20,000 LUX - Sampling rate: 2 times/sec
    Adjustable range for quick easy readings
    Accuracy Max 4%
    Reading hold function - 9V battery operated (not included)
    Repeatability: 2%


  • Polaris

    Polaris SPD100 Digital Exposure Meter

    Photography (Polaris)

    Rating (71 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Polaris

    A Valuable Meter at a Great Price

    Customer Video Review Length:: 8:00 MinsThe Polaris SPD-100 Light Meter comes in this simple unassuming box. The packaging is very unassuming. Inside the box the Polaris SPD-100 comes with a carrying case, a lanyard, and a manual.The meter is a nice size coming in at 2.5 inches wide, 7/8 of an inch thick, and 4 and 11/16 inches tall. The battery door is located on the back. The meter uses a standard AA battery.When you turn on the meter the first thing the it does is a battery check. It shows this information for about a second. This is nice because if you are about to start a complex and lengthy shoot, you can just change out the battery rather than having to stop the process (model, assistant, etc.) and restart after changing a battery. Also, if the meter does run out of batteries, the meter will save your most recent settings as it does when you turn it off and back on. Another nice thing about this meter is that it automatically turns itself off after 5 minutes of... 5/5 Amazon Customer (California) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Polaris SPD100 Digital Exposure Meter (Electronics), May 8, 2011

    Terrific studio meter for the price

    I have one of these that I use regularly with my studio flash setup.Inexpensive high-power studio flashes generally don't work with your camera's TTL metering system, and when you bring in multiple lights, complex diffusers and so forth, calculating exposure gets to be a challenge. With the Polaris, I setup my lighting the way I want, fire the flashes (either one at a time or all at once), and the meter gives me correct exposure information that's always 100% spot on. It can also help me achieve certain specific lighting ratios, such as making sure the background is subdued or helping me know one part of my subject isn't in too-deep shadows - in effect, you just fire the flash a few times, metering all the key parts and noting how far apart the exposures are. For calculating studio flash exposure, the Polaris can't be beat, especially considering the price.Of course, these days you can achieve good results with digital cameras by simply taking lots of test... 5/5 Busy Executive (Long Island, NY) - See all my reviews, February 17, 2010

    Essential if you want to shoot better photos

    Customer Video Review Length:: 5:05 MinsFor more than 30 years, I have loved photography. I've bought just about every type of camera and gadget you can think of, but for some reason I didn't own a light meter until I saw this one in action. I guess I never thought I needed one. I was wrong. Having a light meter takes your photography to a new level.Since exposure is controlled by three distinct variables... ISO, aperture and shutter speed, many hobbyists usually take control of whichever they feel is most important for their specific shot. They may need a fast shutter for moving subjects, or a wide aperture for artistic shots, but they still leave the camera to decide the other variables.The trouble with this is that they base their estimates for the other two variables on a fundamentally flawed premise, which is assuming what they see in the lens has an accurate correlation to the actual light in a shot, however, this is not always the case.If you walked... 5/5 Joe Crescenzi "From CouponPages.Com" (Staten Island, NY USA) - See all my reviews, January 12, 2013
    List Price: $309.95
    Unique multi-flash feature makes it simple to calculate how many times the flash must be fired to achieve a desired f/stop.
    Oversized LCD display shows all data and functions clearly and easily, even at full arm's length.
    Four exposure modes to choose from.
    Standard PC terminal for sync cord flash activation. Compact, ultra-thin design. Polaris is less than 1- inch thick and weighs just 4 oz.
    Requires only one "AA" battery. (Not included)
    Large analog" (Gas-Gauge Style) Scale for easy fractional measurements.
    Accurate to 1/10 f-stop.


  • MacGroup

    Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter (Black)

    Photography (MacGroup)

    Rating (33 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    MacGroup

    Received Non-US model

    0 3/5 Chris - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter (Black) (Electronics) This is my first meter and I was very happy with how easy this one is to use except that I could not figure out how to trigger my Pocket Wizard Plus III's. I spent several hours looking online and watching videos and COULD NOT figure out what was going on. Finally, while I was replacing the batteries, I noticed a large "CE"on the back of the meter; it's a Euro meter which does not operate on the same radio frequencies as the US model; therefore, my US purchased PWs don't work. I'm in the process of returning the meter and I will be buying the same model again. Seems like a great meter especially if you use TTL radios or a mix of speed lights, studio lights and want the power of adjusting them individually. If you order this meter, BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE, look on the back for "CE". If you see it, put it back in the box and return it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 5, 2013

    Great but not the same build quality as the 758 meter

    0 5/5 Lee C Reichel - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter (Black) (Electronics) I own the 758DR meter but thought I could replace it with the 478DR but couldn't understand the price difference between the two. I bought the 478DR and I do like it but the construction is not in the same class as the 758DR. It is easier and faster to use which is great but the labeling for f-stop, shutter speed and menus are smaller and not quite as crisp as I had thought. It will fit in a shirt pocket much better than the 758 and you do not have to fiddle with dials, the 478 is more intuitive. For me, setting the radio channels is much easier on the 478. Remember that it is not equipped with a spot meter like the 758, that has to be purchased separately. I have both meters but the 758 is now gathering dust. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 24, 2012

    Makes a photographer's life simple.

    0 5/5 Randy E. Blue - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter (Black) (Electronics) This product is great. There is a bit of a steep learning curve, especially if you are totally new to using light meters. The built-in ability to control Alien Bee studio lights was the main selling point for me. However, this meter can handle about any combination of lighting you can throw at it. Just be cautioned that you should not purchase this meter just days before an important shoot. I think even somewhat experienced photographers will need some practice time to try to get a handle on all that the meter can do. Take the time to learn it, and you will love it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 11, 2013
    List Price: $469.00
    Pocket Wizard triggering and Flash Power Setting w/ControlTL radios. Control Nikon, Canon and select studio flashes with a touch of a finger.
    Cine/HD Cine modes for today's HDSLR and Video Cine cameras. Effortlessly switch between HDSLR and Cine for exact exposure settings in exact increments for both.
    DTS Exposure Profiling matches the meter to the performance of your camera, Precise exposure and lighting starts with precise, repeatable metering


  • Hydrofarm

    Hydrofarm LG17010 Digital Light Meter

    Lawn & Patio (Hydrofarm)
    List Price: $44.95
    Price: $26.16
    You Save: $18.79 (42%)

    3 scales for precise readings
    Light meter
    Measures up to 5000 foot candles
    Measures grow lights or sunlight
    Convenient hand held remote sensor


  • MacGroup

    Sekonic Corporation 401-478 LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Photographic Light Meter (Black)

    Photography (MacGroup)
    List Price: $389.00

    Calibrated to your Camera with Exposure Profiling
    Infinite Frame Rate/Shutter Angle
    Enhanced HD Cine / Cine Features
    Simple Operation
    Flash Analyzing Function


  • Dr.Meter

    Dr.Meter New Digital Light Meter 0.1 Lux - 200,000 Lux Tester FC Photo Camera Luxmeter

    BISS (Dr.Meter)

    Rating (21 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Dr.Meter

    This is a Digital Light Meter not a photographic exposure meter

    I find this inexpensive meter extremely useful for assessing lighting conditions at venues where I am taking photographs and videos. That said this is not a photographic exposure or flash meter and unfortunately if you are purchasing it as an inexpensive substitute to use for that purpose you will be disappointed.This meter gives you a simple to understand Lux reading corresponding to the brightness in the room. Our eyes are amazing self adjusting optical miracles... they compensate for conditions so much that we often have a difficult time judging just how light or dark conditions really are.Modern cameras and video cameras have sophisticated reflective light meters built into them and if used in an auto or semi-auto mode they will adjust the images we take for overall brightness. They will also predict whether the exposure will be under or over-exposed in manual as compared to a photo that is an even 18% gray. Very few people use traditional exposure... 5/5 S. G. MILLER (Kent, WA United States) - See all my reviews, April 11, 2014

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    0 4/5 noniwayno - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dr.Meter New Digital Light Meter 0.1 Lux - 200,000 Lux Tester FC Photo Camera Luxmeter This product shipped quickly and surprised as to how fast I received it. everything is as described, works great easy to use, very helpful in my LED business for site surveys of existing lighting. Using a rechargeable 9v battery, good idea. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 22, 2013

    Works great, but it helps if you have some experience/understanding of how light meters work.

    0 5/5 Stickman (Virtually everywhere.) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dr.Meter New Digital Light Meter 0.1 Lux - 200,000 Lux Tester FC Photo Camera Luxmeter It does come with an "instruction manual" but it's a small piece of paper folded into a "booklet." But I really didn't need it, most of the controls are self-evident. The only thing that is needed is the weighting of the sensor so you can make corrections if needed based on the color/wavelength of the light you are comparing. My only complaint is that the weighting chart is literally 1 inch square. ie, tiny. It's "A" weighted to follow human sight, meaning yellow light is registered the strongest. If you are comparing apples to apples you should be fine. For the price, it can't be beat. There was a time when a meter like this was $400.PS. I would not use this for photography. There are much better meters that are better suited to photography. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 26, 2013
    List Price: $49.99
    Price: $35.99
    You Save: $14.00 (28%)
    Unit and Sign Display for Easy Reading;Convenient Lux. and FC (Foot Candle) Selection
    Data Hold Function to Hold the Current Readout on the Screen;Over Range Indication - Highest digit of "1" will be displayed
    Low Power Consumption with Low Battery Icon to Ensure Long-lasting Life & Timely Replacement
    Equipped with LSI-Circuit to Provide High Reliability & Durability
    Wide Measuring Range - Up to 200,000 Lux. or 20,000 FC


  • Mastech

    Mastech MS6612 Digital Lux / FC Meter with 40-segment Bar Graph, 0-200,000 Lux

    BISS (Mastech)
    List Price: $99.99
    Price: $39.98
    You Save: $60.01 (60%)

    Large LCD display with 40-segment analog bar graph
    Date hold & Max/Min value
    Measures up to 200,000 lux or 20,000 FC, unit selectable
    Relative and peak value measurement
    Built-in precision photo diode sensor and color correction filter


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Double sided mini clutch with images of an old Polaroid light meter. A Must have for the passionate photographer.
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