Effective Metering: Technical and Creative Solutions for Your Light Meter with Craig Mohr
Every photographer using a camera today needs to gain a broader understanding of metering in order to achieve the highest quality results in their photographs. Only when you understand metering are you able to use ‘exposure’ as both a ‘technical and creative’ tool effectively.
In this workshop we will cover incident vs. reflected metering, in-camera metering modes (spot, matrix, evaluative, etc.), metering flash and ambient, ratios, measuring contrast range, understanding 18% gray, metering for high and low contrast, controlling dynamic range, metering for studio lighting and how to use the zone system in a practical manner. This workshop will provide the students with hands-on access to professional level handheld light meters. We will cover both introductory and advanced features of these meters and demonstrate how to calibrate a handheld meter to the camera.
Students will participate in a combination of discussion, examples, and hands-on exercises that will take them through a step-by-step progression to understand the concepts demonstrated in class. Students will leave the class with not only a greater understanding of the technical side of effective metering, but the knowledge of how to use metering as a creative solution.
Each participant will receive an electronic file containing the techniques used in the workshop. Recommended for any photographer using in-camera metering or handheld meters or a combination of both.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 1-5 pm
Tuition: $145 + $20 equipment fee
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience level: Beginning