Using a light meter will show you how much light is hitting your subject and it allows you to be very precise. Expert Photographer Abba Shapiro explains the importance of external light meters and walks you through how to properly use one.
Setting and Testing your Strobes: Using an External Light Meter
To learn more, I've created an exciting course with expert photographer Abba Shapiro called Up and Running with Studio Strobes for Lynda.com
Strobe lighting has become increasingly popular and is a lot of fun to work with. One advantage to strobe lights is that the light has the same color as daylight, so you can mix strobes and daylight as you would with a flash fill or an architectural image. In this course, expert photographer Abba Shapiro and I will dive into the basics of strobe lighting, show you a few demos, and how to get the most out of what you already have. We’ll also talk to you about building an affordable kit, while showing you different modifiers and lights to capture creative shots with simple equipment.
Topics in this course include:
- Why shoot with strobes?
- Buying a lighting setup or parts
- Mixing brands
- Understanding the components of a studio strobe kit
- Getting to know your lights
- Triggering a light
- Setting up your lights effectively
- Testing your strobes
- Modifying strobe lights
You can check out the class here - http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Cameras-Gear-tutorials/Using-external-light-meter/148583/155571-4.html