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.
When I was just starting out in photography, I really looked up to other photographers who had a lot more experience, because I realized right away that when you looked at their work, you could easily recognize that it was their work, because they had a sense of style.
While using photo and film gear as props in portraits has been cool almost as long as there have been cameras, there are some unwritten rules you should follow. And when you violate these tenets, I feel like going off like Joan Crawford did about wire hangers in the 1981 classic film, “Mommy Dearest.”
How I complete my photography portrait sets using wall paneling and tongue and groove flooring from hardware stores
When I started shooting video I had to use fluorescent banks & giant hot lights. But when I replaced everything with LEDs, I could light like a photographer again!