Having the ability to accurately capture an image’s color in-camera is a powerful one. How many times have you taken a photo and grown frustrated because your camera doesn’t capture
As I kept on playing with the Illuminati instruments incident and color light meter I’d been given a few weeks ago, I discovered that I love putting the color meter
Welcome to a brand new feature — the Weekly Wrap-Up — a compendium of some of the articles published this week on Photofocus. Controlling the “feel” of an image with the
Am I a lazy photographer? Maybe. The shortest path to the best possible image is the way I like to go. After years of shooting, I also tend to get
All cameras, including iPhones and other smartphones, have built-in exposure meters. The job of the meter is to measure the light and return an exposure setting that records the brightness of
We’ve been having a really, really long summer in Michigan. Lots of humidity, lots of warm temperatures and lots of sun. Last weekend, I shot for seven hours outdoors over
I was attending a workshop with Matthew Jordan Smith years ago when I saw first-hand how a photographer used a light meter. At that time he had a Sekonic meter.
When Rudy Guttosch from Illuminati Instrument Corp sent me this intriguing device, I wasn’t really sure how I was going to use it. I don’t particularly enjoy having to bring
My name is Bryan Esler, and I have a confession. I’ve never used a handheld light meter. For me, light meters were old technology. They weren’t something that was necessary.
I just received a pre-production Illuminati incident light meter that uses bluetooth to connect to a smart phone. I am really excited to use it on a job… Why use
The light meter in our camera’s only read light bouncing off the subject. They can’t read color or flash (unless it’s from its own speedlight.) They also can’t read light