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Here are 6 helpful tips for when you use a light meter

Lighting in photographs can create a beautiful or awful picture, based on how it's used. There are many ways to achieve great lighting in photos, in which one way is using a light meter. Below are 6 helpful tips for when you use a light meter.
A light meter can really make your photographs stand out, once you get the hang of using one. A light meter will measure the best ISO and aperture to use to get the correct exposure for the type of picture you are taking. Follow the tips below to create great lighting in your photographs with a light meter.
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1. EV numbers
EV numbers are exposure value numbers. They put together the aperture and shutter speed so that combinations of these can be used to get the best exposure on a shot. Many professional photographers use this and it's a great way to get correct shutter speed and aperture measurements.
2. Reflected readings
Reflected readings is a more advanced technique where you scale your pictures as if they are black and white. Grey would be 5, black 0 and white 10. This helps you see if your shot is showing the right tone with the given exposure. The Mono View filter can also help with this.
3. Spot metering
Spot metering can point the meter at a specific part of your scene. The readings on the meter should be used as a blueprint to help you find the right exposure for the final photograph. From these readings, you can figure out the best exposure to use.
4. Ambient light
To use ambient light with your meter, set the ISO. Press the ISO button to get it started. Take a few pictures until the exposure is how you want it in the shot.
5. Filters
Filters can be used with light meters as well. Filters will darken a bright scene, so you need to figure out the filter's exposure and base your measurements on that. If the meter says 1/25 of a second at f/8 bring the shutter speed up to 1/30sec with an aperture of f/2.8, for example.
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6. Flash meter
A flash meter will measure the light in a similar way as an ambient meter. You can get very close to your subject with a flash meter to get the right readings and light. You may want to bring along an assistant to push the button if it's out of reach due to you closing in on a subject.
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