When the topic of light meters comes up, many photographers are surprised to learn that I used them. While TTL and trial and error can be an effective way to nail an exposure, nothing can be more effective than manually and precisely dialing in your lights before fine tuning them on screen.
The sun rises in the east with a hint of yellow; it casts unflattering colorless light at its zenith and it sets with a warm amber glow. Neon accents cityscapes at night. All of which are cues to photographers on how to employ colored gels on set.
Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots
You can buy a professionally made one, or you can make your own for just a few dollars in about an hour.
The 9 types of portrait lighting photographers need to know-whether they’re on location or in studio
Studio lighting staples that every photographer should master.