joshhuntnm wrote: »
I'd think your camera can meter well enough. If you get within a stop or two you can fix the rest in post.
Bilsen wrote: »
I use my Sekonic L-358 for basically everything indoors and out. It meters better than my camera and combined with a gray card sutom WB, it cuts my PP in almost half.
perroneford wrote: »
People who don't use a meter NEVER get this. Getting it right in camera saves SO MUCH TIME it's not even funny.
Getting it right in camera also pays major dividends when:
1. You are not doing your own post. (Editorial, Advertising, Commercial)
2. You have a client (or clients) looking over your shoulder. (Nearly ANY magazine shoot)
3. You are working with a collaborative team. (Nearly any shoot not just for you and the model)
4. You need to get images posted same day (or same hour). (My normal sports workflow)
5. Your images are being pushed out live to an editor. (High end sports workflow)
If photography is just a hobby for you, or you're just shooting for your own entertainment, then I can certainly see how metering would seem an unnecessary burden. But when you are getting paid, and are part of a team, using a meter seems as important to me, as using a lens.
DonFischer wrote: »
This is interesting. Someone above said get it within two stops and fix in in post processing. I don't do that well and I've wondered if photographer's are still good photographer's or are they so so photographer's but good post processors? It seem's to me anyway, that most important any more is to be a good PP, they can fix darn near anything. Saw a photo of a bear on FB. Really dark and could barely make out it was a bear. They the guy posted the after photo, unbelievable!