Do You Need A Light Meter For Photography?

Do you need a light meter for photography? That is a good question. In my experience, it is a very useful tool in the professional world. A light meter can come in very handy if you’re a film shooter. It will help you reduce the number of bad exposures.

Digital it introduces you to the world of incident metering. This allows you to measure the light falling onto your subject. This is powerful because color doesn’t matter in this case. You are simply just measuring the light falling onto your subject.

So my final thoughts are in the professional world Yes
in a casual world no but if you have (GAS) it is a fun investment to help you learn to light

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