Back in the days of film, where there were no image previews and every frame cost money to take, light meters allowed you to ensure that an image would be properly lit and the results would be what you expected. With digital, you can now check the results instantly and make adjustments right away with no penalty. So, while light meters are not necessary anymore, they can still be quite useful. This great video tutorial will show you how to use one properly.
Coming to you from Daniel Norton Photographer, this excellent video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of using a light meter. No doubt, with the ability to instantly see your results, digital has made light meters a lot less necessary than they used to be, but many professionals still enjoy working with them and prefer the workflow they create. They can be particularly useful for replicating setups consistently or for ensuring that multi-light setups are in balance. Check out the video above for the full rundown from
If you would like to continue learning about how to light a portrait, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"