We’ve done several videos on metering now and I will link to those for further information below. Today we’re talking about some techniques for metering night scenes. Shooting at night is one of the things I’ve found that camera metering systems have the most difficulty with. The dynamic range is often beyond the capabilities of digital sensors and film both so it does present a very challenging situation. You’re eye is typically your best tool and you need to pay very careful attention to what kind of exposure you’re trying to get. We’ll cover a few techniques in this video and look at some examples.
Previous shows on metering:
Episode 6 :: Exposure
Episode 16 :: Metering Without a Light Meter
Episode 25 :: Dynamic Range
Episode 60 :: Zone System
Episode 61 :: Zone System Approach to HDR Techniques