Small Format Photography – Lighting File Inspiration. Photo by Tyler Brock
This week students were asked to start a lighting file, research a photographer’s image and emulate the lighting technique as a guide to learn on location lighting with small strobes. Tyler placed a strobe outside the Glaze King Donuts shop, aimed through the window as the staff cleans up at the end of the night.
In the beginning of the fall semester of the first year in RCC Photography Technology program students are required to have a light meter. There are several light meters in the marketplace from which to choose and more expensive or bigger isn’t always better.
The specifications for the light meter you will need for the RCC photography program are as follows:
The meter must be able to take both ambient and flash readings.
The meter must be able to take both incident and reflected reading.
Many of our students have found the Sekonic L-308X-U FLASHMATE Light Meter or an older L-308 S series to be a good meter to start with.
If you already have a light meter from another manufacturer please consult with us on the first week of the fall semester.
Below are some suggestions and price points.
Price Point +/-
$200 – $250
*L-478 Series (see below)
$390 plus $100-$125
Karat Flash Meter
$285 – $300
Digipro F2 Light Meter
$260 – $300
Strobe Master Light Meter
*Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478D/L-478DR
5 Degree Spot Viewfinder (must have for reflective meter reading)