Thanks for opening my eyes

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jeffrey Stetz, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. I'm actually condemning God, as I suspect I may turn into TP.

    Martin Francis, Jul 24, 2003
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  2. Jeffrey Stetz

    Alan Browne Guest

    Never set aside composition. It is more important than accurate
    metering for the beginner.
    I would not get into a habit of bracketing all the time, but rather
    bracketing when the ligting conditions are least easy to judge. A
    better habit for a learning photog is to record on paper the conditions
    and exposure settings for the shot and then post examining. Only
    bracket the tough ones or the critical ones.

    Alan Browne, Jul 25, 2003
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  3. Jeffrey Stetz

    Alan Browne Guest

    Most especially yourself, TP, judging by the evidence.

    Alan Browne, Jul 25, 2003
  4. Jeffrey Stetz

    Jeremy Guest

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    I didn't mean to suggest that he bracket every shot forever--only long
    enough so he can study his images to learn which types of lighting
    situations might need to be overridden. I would thing that the process
    wouldn't require more than 10 or 20 rolls, at most.

    I do bracket shots that I consider important--especially landscapes, where
    the sky can sometimes fool my averaging meter. I've found quite a few
    instances where bracketing resulted in better shots than the exposure
    reading suggested by my meter.

    I've taken my Sekonic Brockway incident meter out of mothballs and will be
    experimenting with that this weekend. I really think I might like a spot
    meter, but I am reluctant to carry all that gear around my neck.

    It just doesn't seem to be in character for a minimalist like me. :)

    Now I'll just wait for some pithy comments from T.P. about the limitations
    of my antique equipment . . . "If I would just get a camera that had
    something other than a full-averaging meter . . ."
    Jeremy, Jul 25, 2003
  5. Jeffrey Stetz

    T P Guest

    The problem is not the light meter, it's *you*, Jeremy.

    No light meter could ever be as easily fooled as you.
    T P, Jul 26, 2003
  6. Jeffrey Stetz

    Alan Browne Guest

    Jeremy: ignore TP, he is part of a ball-and-chain that this group seems
    to have to endure.
    Alan Browne, Jul 26, 2003
  7. Jeffrey Stetz

    Jeremy Guest

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    Poulson is a ball-and-chain that SEVERAL newsgroups have had to endure.

    But I predict that this will change--and soon.

    Stay tuned.
    Jeremy, Jul 26, 2003
  8. Jeffrey Stetz

    Alan Browne Guest

    Sounds deliciously ominous...
    Alan Browne, Jul 30, 2003
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