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Question on balancing flash with ambeint Sekonic L357

 
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Aug 25, 2014 16:50 |  #16

digitalduck wrote in post #17116989 (external link)
I think I'm making my meter do something it can't. So if I'm trying to grt a proper exposure of the sky behind the subject im able to point the some towards a bright highlighted area of the sky and grt an incident racing and grt a somewhat proper exposure the. Get a flash reading off of subject. I guess I only though I needed a spot attachment to do that?

You didn't state before that you wanted a proper exposure of the sky. That would not be done with an incident meter reading.

Before I wrote my last post, I had assumed you wanted "a good ambient reading" which is what you had written. That means a reading for an exposure of the surrounding things which are illuminated by ambient light.

It might be a good idea for you to read up on the use of a handheld light meter and how it is typically used in the various modes (reflected vs ambient, wide area vs spot readings, flash, etc.).


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Aug 25, 2014 16:59 |  #17

Skipd sorry about that yeah I know the meter can't do that but the initial question I guess I had was regarding flash exposure % and whether or not I need to do any type of ambient reading before switching to flas but it looks like the meter meters for ambient an flash at the same time when it gives u your % amount. I wasn't sure if I had to do a seperste exposure.




  
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