Hey folks – this might be a silly question but that’s ok – I’m used to making a fool out of myself!
So I have been shooting portraits in a studio for a couple of years now I have never used a light metre – nor do I know how to use one. I’m used to the lights and know where the settings need to be for my studio and I shoot in RAW so if a picture is slightly over/under exposed I can bring it back in processing. I’m doing so many shoots now that I need to cut down on processing time. I maybe spend 5-10 mins per image getting it just right and the background exactly as I want it. If I used a light meter would I get this bang on every time thus cutting down processing time?
•Do you guys always use a light metre?
•Are you reading this and saying “What?? She doesn’t use a light metre”!!
•Also – how long to you spend on each image when processing studio portraits for paying clients?
Thanks in advance.