Originally Posted by David Lyga
i have shot (35mm, 120 + 4x5) e6 without a meter for 10 years always exposed correctly.
one just has to learn how to observe, and know how to use the film in the camera ..
i had a mentor i trained with who stuck her hand out, cast a shadow on it, and knew immediately
the correct exposure for any film she used ( color, chrome and b/w ).
i am not as good as she was, but i am getting there ...
judging from your want to not use a meter, just look at the light
look at the shade use a meter and SEE what it says ... 1 stop? 1/2 stop ?
highlights 1/2 stop ?
it really isn't too hard to figure out, its about noticing the conditions.
Imagine getting every frame perfect (in all ways) on a roll. That would be way too much to print!
Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings
Also, David, some older societies honor the "mentally ill" -- it just means they are especially touched by their particular god.
Good, Vaughn, then I must move there because I certainly am a 'case'!!! - David Lyga (agnostic)