Thoughts on Exposure Calculators

Do you trust your light meter?… I don’t! Good exposure is the result of a healthy relationship between camera technology and your visual memory/ brains. In the video below I discuss other options to your in-camera meter or even a hand-held meter as a suggestion for creative growth and better photographic control.

LINKS:

Fred Parker Ultimate Exposure Computer

(Fred Parkers information on exposure is a  good read and something to spend a bit of time with.)

Rick Oleson Really Clever Pocket Exposure Calculator

Exposure Mat by Dave Harris

Andys Handy Exposure Calculator by Andrew Lawn

andyshandyexposurewithdof(In the video I call this Handy Andy’s Exposure Calculator and of course it is Andy’s Handy Exposure Calculator… sorry!) Just as a note this is my favorite Exposure Calculator from the list above.

The image to the left is Andy’s Handy Exposure Calculator with my attached Rollei 35 DOF Chart. What more could you want!?

 

and here is some good information on LV and EV…

What Are LV and EV by Ken Rockwell

One more Exposure Calculator…

Shoot Diana Exposure Calculator

The Shoot Diana Exposure Calculator is made specifically for the Diana+ camera by yours truly… it’s not free like the ones listed above but at only $5 it won’t break the bank either.

Happy shooting… Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Note: What was the first practical photographic light meter? The Weston Photronic Exposure Meter model 617 ca 1932/33.

Overlapping Frame Panoramic Technique

Below find new artworks from my recent photographic trip to Italy. All of the images below were shot on an XA 4 using Kodak Ektar film. I am still scanning and editing my film and anticipate finishing this body of work in a month or two, at which time I will post a complete portfolio. No titles yet; just basic information with each image for identification purposes. The last image in the series however is a photograph of a finished printed artwork from this series and as such has additional information.

To view additional artworks made using this technique please view my A New Eden Artworks.

One last image made since my return and after figuring out how to do this technique on the Rollei 35… experimentation is key!

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Sets of Trees, Bennington, Vermont. 2009
Copyright Stephen Schaub. 2009