Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
It's not the fact they do things differently but the air of smug superiority that many of them have as if they're too clever/talented to use a light meter.


hi ben

i use a meter when i am on a job for someone,
and i am being paid to make perfect exposures &c ..
but when i am just out doing whatever it might be
that i am doing with a camera .. i don't bother
bringing a meter mainly because i'm tired of using
a meter and seeing i can pretty much look at the light
and see what an average meter will give me
i don't really see the point of using one ...
besides the LF cameras i am using these days
don't have more than 1 shutter speed and 1 aperture
so it would be kind of a waste of time anyways ...
i process my film bullet proof and print it with a 300 ( or is it 350? )W
bulb and sometimes the sun so a little more or less light doesn't really
make much of a difference ( for me at least ) ... or i shoot
hand coated glass or paper negatives and my exposures are seconds,
not fractions of seconds ...

not cleaver, talent ( maybe lack of it ? ) or smug superiority
just the little rut i am riding at the moment.
when i get bored again, maybe i'll use a different camera, and a meter ...

i figure if someone wants to use a meter, great, more power to them
but if they don't ... good for them, they are learning about the light
and that can't be bad ...

YMMV