Using a gray card

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  1. Son of moejoe

    Son of moejoe TPF Noob!

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    I am new to 35mm photography, black and white to be specific. I have an asahi pentax sp1000. I am learning to work with a gray card at the moment. I have a question for those who can help me. When shooting in low light areas or outside but in a shaded area, how and where should I read my gray card.

    If my subject is in the light and I am in the shadows where do I take my reading?

    How do I get an accurate reading in low light areas with no flash?

    Also, I want to invest in a light meter. What kind do I need? Ambient etc...

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  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Place the gray card in the same lighting as your subject.
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For a meter, when working with the 18% gray card I would suggest a spot meter, but then again that would be overkill for a 35mm camera. The reason I suggest it is its ability to meter light in any conditions, giving you a very accurate number for exposure.
     

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