April 1, 2019 / By Trevor Lee / In Film Tips and Reviews,Photo Lab Blog

How to Use a Light Meter For Photography

Using smartphone metering apps

There are a lot of great smartphone metering apps – they all pretty much work the same and produce great results. These were all captured on 35mm TMAX 400 with a Leica M3 which doesn’t have a light meter.

I used the Lumu light meter app. Black & white film has amazing exposure latitude, so it’s best to err on overexposure. You don’t always need to meter for the shadows, though. On occasion, depending on the light, sometimes you’ll meter for the highlights.

 

There are a lot of great smartphone metering apps – they all pretty much work the same and produce great results. These…

Posted by The Darkroom on Thursday, March 21, 2019

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