• Thursday , 21 June 2018

Light Meter Tutorial – Photography/Videography 101

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Please watch my DSLR Basic Settings Tutorial first if you have never touched a camera before, and/or if you do not know what F-Stop, Shutter Speed, and ISO are. Click here to watch that video:

This tutorial is all about your camera’s light meter, and more specifically different techniques to read the exposure level of your shot.
This is the next step in learning photography after you understand the three variables: F-stop, Shutter speed, and ISO.

I go in-depth into what the Light Meter is, how to read it, and how to navigate different real-life situations.
I also mention other instruments your camera might have such as the histogram, zebra bars, and false color. I even talk briefly talk about incident (or spot) meters.

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30 Comments

  1. Murmad Man
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    11:49 what hte light exposure does
    12:12
    22:30 zebras exposure where
    31:19

  2. Eternal Media
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    This guy is the best. Thank you so much for your tutorials man, I can't stress it enough.

  3. AlphaPig VLOG
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    still can't believe you stop youtube

  4. Evaquiel
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    "Don't i look gorgeos?" hahaha

  5. Evaquiel
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    That was great but GOD can somebody please do it in a LOW LIGHT scenario? Cause every time i tried to use the light meter then it just looks horrible! I can't trust it. Or can i? Please, somebody explain. And lowering the SHUTTER isn't an option because i shoot video.

  6. Ray Pearson
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    As always, thanks for delivering this information in a language that's accessible! Another helpful video that leaves me feeling as if I have a basic grasp on where to begin. Grateful!

  7. jermiah peters
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Keeps telling me on my nikon d3000 its over exposuerd but i keep plaing wit it n nothing happens??? Need helo

  8. Souvik Mondal
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    You alive ??

  9. Naisar khan Khan
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    you are great man

  10. fm debreberhan
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    I rely love u .u r so kind bast tutorial ever .please tell us about 180 degree and other rule. and music video directing

  11. adam nelson
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    I NEED HELP BIG TIME RIGHT NOW!!!!! I took my camera out again today, And on the way to the store and such, I take my camera with me. And I take photos of the leaves on the tree's or the sidewalk and the tree's long the side walk, there are peoples homes I do live in a homed area. I dont know what that's called, rural?! something anyway. just regular homes. I live in an apartment on the street, and as I walk up the sidewalk, I take photos of the tree's and leaves on the trees, and like a nice portrait shot of the sidewalk and the tree's lining up the sidewalk! ANd supposedly the people who live around here, are now saying WHAT ARE YOU DOING!! and there's a paper/letter going around saying Im taking photos of peoples homes and personal property! I have never done so! ITs all the trees, and sidewalk and leaves on the tree's that are not on their property but on the city property! See I live in Canada! And I dont know if this is everywhere in the world, But here in Canada. the sidewalks and anything on them, is city property! and thats what Im taking photos of! apparently they think im photographing them and their property, and someone came up to me and was trying to interrogate me saying im doing all this stuff, photographing them! and I had my sun glasses on and she tried to grab them off my head! saying I want to know who im talking too! and then further on my walk, I caught someone from the neighbourhood filming me! WHAT DO I DO?!??!? Im not a professorial photographer, Im just an Instagram photographer. I dont make money off this, Its all just personal photos, But I've never TAKEN any photo's of anyone's personal space!

  12. PankajAudio
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    You talk about metering but without metering mode its not worthy

  13. john peter
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    thanks you brother for knowledge. Please do more tutorial thank you

  14. MLCreations
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Awesome tutorial once again… Thank you, greatly appreciated.

  15. beerborn
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    I thought this video was about Light Meters. I didn't see any light meters around.

  16. Phillip Vastopoulos
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    What would be the shutter speed for 4k video?

  17. Ashraf Taman
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    is there anything you can tell us about underwater photography and videography ?

  18. Harald Vorauer
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Very well done…👌

  19. زيدون بن عبدالعزيز
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    thanks

  20. Rekognizing Kweens
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    The Sample looks like an ultrasound, lol.

  21. Jillian Egan
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Just an FYI for anyone interested re: Zebras – The numbers are based on the IRE scale. 0 of the scale = black and 100 = white. If you look at scope/waveform on a properly exposed image nothing will cross the line of 100. If you look here you can see some parts are too hot: https://www.slrlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/historgram-waveform-rgbparade-zebras-exposure-color-grading-premiere-lightroom-photoshop-photography-slrlounge-kishore-sawh-2.jpg An IRE is a unit used in the measurement of composite video signals. Its name is derived from the initials of the Institute of Radio Engineers. A value of 100 IRE was originally defined to be the range from black to white in a video signal." In this video Steve has his set to 70 which is I believe the default for most cameras, and is a slight bit conservative. Depends on your preferences. You never want to go over 100 IRE (will be blown out) so if you change the settings where zebras pop up at 100 you know you have to step back slightly. In order to have footage of "Broadcast Quality" you must follow this scale!

  22. JR216
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Photography is so much easier than videography

  23. Anna Civiti
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Great video, look forward to seeing more.

  24. Norman Butler
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Totally off-piste regarding what to do next. Personally I have a slight dilemma. Looking to undertake a video of my life (auto biography) as there has been so many changes in the last 63 years, from (in the UK) cutting newspapers into squares and threading them on to a string and hanging them in the outside toilet, and not just for reading either to the man that never existed where he worked on farms as and when required without paying tax of English National insurance so when it came for him to retire he didn't exist and no pension, long story but I am not sure how to approached it, whether to ramble on endlessly (possibly boring) or to chronologically go through my life, maybe a bit convoluted or I was thinking pick a chapter of about 20 minutes and discuss one related subject matter. Your advice would be really appreciated as I haven't undertaken anything like this before.

  25. Taiga Aisaka
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Plssss make a video on how to use flash, I love your videos a lot, its so useful

  26. Tri
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    i'm just about to start watching this but i have to tell you, i'm looking forward to it as your 101 video was genuinely the most informative video i have ever seen on youtube. thank you very much

  27. Arun Madhusudhanan
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Man, I wish you did a detailed tutorial (like this one and the previous) on using the Incident and spot lightmeter.

  28. Gary Turner
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    thanks lighting a scene would be great cheers

  29. Jonathan McKittrick
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    Great job! Thank you.

  30. mark pope
    February 20, 2018 at 07:46

    What about using waveform for video exposure?

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