Low Tech Lighting

Believe it or not, this piece of rope is my new light meter. It cost me less than $1. I found the idea while reading some older posts on Lighting Essentials.

It’s not precise. It’s not meant to be. But it will allow me to quickly setup my flash to get decent results quickly. I can then concentrate on playing with minor adjustments to tweak the lighting for my photos.

By using this piece of rope, I will also reinforce visually, the distance at which I am setting up my flash from my subject to produce my exposures. Do this enough, and I will start to engrain the setup process in my mind, to the point where I am able to eyeball my flash setup and get properly exposed photos with relatively minor tweaking. Sounds familiar? Then you’ve probably been visiting the Strobist.

Now that I have built my low tech light meter, it’s time to get to work and start using it. I hope to start posting some results shortly.

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3 Responses to “Low Tech Lighting”

  1. Harry Nowell Says:

    Good work Scott!
    I am a fan of low teach tips.
    Can’t wait to see some photos!

    Harry

  2. Hagen Says:

    Hi Scott, followed Harry’s link to you. I’ll be following you on your journey and cheering you on!

    hagen

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