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.
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
(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.
This informative audioblog provides many good examples on why to take notes for each exposure whether you shoot film or digital! Additionally, I suggest that there is more to good notes than just the f-stop and shutter speed…give a listen. By Stephen Schaub.
Example Exposure Data Sheet.
This short audioblog (under 5 minutes) will give all photographers who want better control over their exposure when using black and white roll films a quick and easy working solution: The 5 Minute Zone System! This is not your grandfather’s full-bore Zone System but rather a user-friendly method for predictable, repeatable results! Just click on the audio link and give it a listen… Viva la Revolution!!
More info on the FULL-BORE Zone System: Click Here!