New Zealand Landscape Photographer | How to use a spot light meter - Stephen Milner

New Zealand Landscape Photographer | How to use a spot light meter

A New Zealand landscape photographer tutorial

In this video, New Zealand landscape photographer will show you how to use a spot light meter for landscape photography. My spot meter is the Sekonic L-858D however, this tutorial is relevant for all spot meters that have the averaging function. In this video, I will cover how to use the averaging method, I reference the Ansel Adams Zones System, I talk about evaluating the landscape to determine its dynamic range, I talk about exposure compensation, and how graduated filters can used.

The video covers:

  1. How to take a spot meter reading

  2. The Ansel Adams Zone System

  3. How the spot meter reading relate to Ansel Adams Zone System

  4. 18% middle grey

  5. Dynamic Range of film / camera

  6. Dynamic Range of a landscape photo

  7. Exposure Compensation

  8. Graduated Filters

  9. Some of my best images