Category : Light meter

MTM : The Light meter in 4K deluxe box

A few weeks ago we released our new video “Mastering the model shoot : The light meter”, a video jam-packed with everything you always wanted to know about the light meter but couldn’t find anywhere else.   You can order the download (29.95) from : http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/shop-videos-etc/direct-video-downloads/  The 4K keep case (35.00) you can order from our store here.   The video was available as 1080P download from our website (here), but the video itself was filmed in 4K. For people who don’t […]

New instructional video “The light meter”

You probably already saw it on social media, but I also want to give some attention to it on my blog of course. This week saw the release of my brand new instructional video “Mastering the model shoot : the light meter” A lot of people have asked me when I would make a new instructional video series in the style of the very populair “Light” series, my answer was always that I would make a new video as soon […]

Tip for light meters and ambient light

Often I get messages from people that their light meter is not reliable outside, inside no problem but outside….. Do always remember that outside there is also ambient light. Let’s say you have a small flash system (the system flashes like Canon/Nikon/Sony) and your shooting full manual and get a reading of F5.6 inside, now when you go outside a day later and you get F11 don’t expect that the strobe is actually on F11, it could very well be […]

Tip on pointing the meter

Often I’m asked where to point the meter when metering. You have to realize that the light meter is an incident meter, meaning it meters the light falling on the meter…. so if you know which part of the subject you want to be lit correctly you hold the meter in front of that part. In the studio this often means you meter towards the light source, however sometimes you don’t, like in this shot that I took during the Photokina.