Archive for January, 2009

Even Professionals / Teachers Have Split Personalities

January 28, 2009

London-based photographer Gordon Fraser wisely choose to take courses giving him the information for which he was searching. Alas, what’s a blog writer to do? One said a meter was a necessity and one said the histogram was enough. Regular readers know this is nein gut, no es bueno, n’est pas bon, absolutely no good. There, we said it! See this page in our classroom for a beautiful understanding of how you, your meter and your histogram can all work together in harmony.

Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Meter, Eh? Think Again!

January 21, 2009

So many wayward photographers, so little time. Seriously, those of us who think we can get by without a separate meter are kidding themselves. Just ask Kirk Tuck. His recent column in very methodically, thoroughly and understandably explains why the “no meter” concept is a myth. He goes on and tells you how to profile your camera’s light transmission and dynamic range. Want to lift your quality up to a new level? Read on.

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VIDEO: Live from Imaging USA

January 15, 2009

Well…. not so live, but Mark Wallace just posted videos from the show floor. Jump to 2:54 to see Sekonic

Mark and Phil talk about the best light meter for the beginning studio photographer plus radio triggering frequencies in the USA and Europe, and how to identify what you need.