This tutorials explains how Peter meters in Natural Light.
Camera: Hasselblad X1D
Great! What zebra setting (number) do you use?
Hey Michael! We use 100+
Thanks, Rozanna! I watched the exposure videos in the wrong order… Keep up the great work!
I perfectly understand the reason of metering 2/3 of a stop above when focusing on the brightest part in full sun or half way between the brightest and the darkest part in open shade. I don’t fully understand why it is still 2/3 of a stop above when metering on the shadows (darkest part) if shooting in a dark place. Wouldn’t that make shadows too bright? If we were metering at the centre, shadows would be treated like 18% grey so they would already been lighten up; if you go 2/3 of a stop above probably a shadow wouldn’t be a shadow anymore. Maybe you meant 2/3 of a stop below, when metering the darkest area?
It won’t be too bright, this is done to protect the shaddows as we don’t have a problem with bright areas in deep shaddows. Have you tried this method yet? If not, I suggest getting your camera and trialing the method to see what results you get.
Let me know how you go!
Thanks Rozanna, I sure will 🙂
Curious, from which direction does the natural light come into Peter’s studio, is that southern, northern or what?
The front of the studio is facing west, bounce light till 2pm then direct light for the rest of the afternoon.
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