1. How to Use a Grey Card


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    This video shows how to use a grey card with an in camera reflective light meter.

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    • Why You Need a Light Meter for Cine/Video and HDSLRs


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      Learn more at: http://www.sekonic.com If you shoot video professionally, you need a light meter. It’s true, the meter in your camera works pretty well, but it doesn’t give you the level of control a light meter does. A light meter lets you see the exposure at the exact location the light is falling. This isn’t some sort of average, it’s an exact measurement at the exact spot you want. Lets say you’re working with a green screen. A light meter lets you measure the evenness of your light by just clicking and holding a button. With a spot meter you can check your lighting to make sure you’re getting maximum detail in your highlights and your shadows. So sure, your camera’s built in meter might be good enough, but then again, good enough might not be good enough.

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      • Vincent Laforet on Sekonic and Light Metering


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        Learn more at: http://www.sekonic.com and http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/ Vincent Laforet is a director and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who is known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling. Listen to him talk about the importance of using a light meter.

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        • Camera 101: Introduction to the Camera


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          The Full Series is available at: http://www.thecinematographerseries.com Welcome to your camera system! In the 100 series of videos you will be taken through the basics of using your camera. In episode 101, Ryan introduces the basic components that makeup any camera system and explains their use and offers insight into their importance. He explores the importance of the camera body, lens selection, the follow focus, matte box, monitors, tripods, and light meters. Answers to follow up questions and a complete listing of the gear I used on this production can be viewed at my blog post: http://www.ryanewalters.com/Blog/blog.php?id=3316594587934812081

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          • Control the Light and Improve Your Photography: Part 2 – Better Environmental Portraiture


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            Part 1 here: http://vimeo.com/26877560 Originally held on 08/11/2011 at 1:00 PM ET Creating portraits on location can be a great way to have both flattering light and beautiful surroundings to complement your subject. The place you and your client choose can help tell a story that says something about what is important to them. All of this sounds wonderful, but there’s a problem here as well. Many times, the light and cast shadows are not particularly flattering on your subject. Sometimes the problems are obvious and sometimes they are subtle, but to create a quality portrait, these are issues that have to be dealt with. In this session, we’ll explore a few common lighting situations that can occur when shooting outside, and we'll offer you some easy-to-follow solutions that can help you solve these challenges. We’ll explore ways to overcome problem lighting with tools that are simple and effective, and we’ll use a handheld light meter to provide us with all the information we need to control and shape the light in beautiful environmental portraits. More info: http://www.sekonic.com/Classroom/Webinars/live-control-light-part-2-environmental-portraiture.aspx

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            • Sekonic L-358: Getting Started [Quick Start Guide Part 1 of 4]


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              Learn More at: http://www.sekonic.com/Products/L-358/Overview.aspx Watch this video to learn how to set up your L-358 meter, a guide through the basics, and a few advanced tricks.

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              • Control the Light and Improve Your Photography: Part I – Portraiture using Available Light


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                In this live video presentation, we’re going to focus on portrait photography using ambient light – to be more exact, we’re going to use a window as our main light. A large window can be a great source of light, but to create a great portrait, you often need to shape and add some fill light to create more depth and beauty. To create great images you need to know how to shape the light on your subject. Knowing when to add additional light and seeing when to subtract light are aspects of lighting control that will add shape, dimension and beauty in your photography. To accomplish this, we’re going to use a handheld light meter to provide us the information we need. Handheld Light meters are not just about exposure – they put you in control of shaping the light in your photograph because they can tell you the exact amount of light falling on different areas of your subject. If you’re tired of bracketing multiple exposures in an attempt to get one great shot, or if you’re ready to take the quality of your portrait photography to the next level, join us for this live class and see the benefits that a handheld light meter can bring to your images. With the information it can provide, you can shape the light to your needs and end the frustrations of exposure insecurity. Learn More at: www.Sekonic.com

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                • Sekonic-L308DC DigiCineMate: Product Reviews: Adorama Photography TV


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                  Adorama Photography TV presents the Sekonic-L308DC DigiCineMate. This week Mark provides a hands-on look at the simple and easy-to-use light meter that can be customized for use by videographers, cinematographers and still photographers. Mark shows how Sekonic's DigiCineMate is perfect for DSLR videographers who need to make exposure readings and control light using shutter speeds and frame rates. He also takes a look at unique features like calibration compensation and illuminance measurement. Visit http://www.adorama.com/learn for more photography videos! Send your questions to: AskMark@Adorama.com

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                  • Gary Land: Sekonic ProSpeak


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                    This and more metering tips at: http://www.sekonic.com/classroom/classroom_1.asp Get tips from the pros. Hear from the masters how important light meters are to them, and how they use them in the real world.

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                    • Sekonic ProSpeak: Jeff Boxer, Commercial Photographer


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                      See more at http://sekonic.com/classroom/classroom_1.asp Get tips from the pros. Hear from the masters how important light meters are to them, and how they use them in the real world.

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