View single post by chrisbet
 Posted: Fri Mar 26th, 2021 23:38

Joined: Fri Feb 8th, 2019
Location: Leigh On Sea, Essex , United Kingdom
Posts: 1019
Excuse my ignorance on this - I have been reading elsewhere about the use of incident light meters measuring the light falling ON the subject to set exposure - to my simple mind this seems innately wrong - surely you need to expose for the light REACHING the sensor, which for a dark subject will be considerably less than the light falling on it.

Can one of our professionals cast some light on the subject?

How do you get the subject best exposed - especially if back or side lit?

If it is broken it was probably me ....