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Photography Notes (3)–Test Sekonic L-358 Flash Meter

Use Sekonic L-358 Flash Master Light Meter

Setup: 1) one flash light on light stand with umbrella ( have both side of reflective and go through)  on model’s right side, connected with PocketWizard 2) Camera on tripod, pocketwizard on hotshoe. 3) Canon 5d2, 24-70mm lens.

How to use the flash metter:

1)Test the ambient light, Press the mode button to get to the ambient mode, Set the Flash Master’s ISO to 640, Shutter Speed to 1/60, put on the model’s chin, the aperture is 2.0, which is too bigger, then I set the Shutter Speed to 1/30, the aperture down to 5.6, which is the sharp point for my lens. Then go back to my camera to set those setting on my camera ( T 1/30, F 5.6, ISO 640).

2) Take a shoot as a start point, the exposure looks fine, but not bright enough on face. now we need add flash light. 

3) Test the flash light, turn on the both pocket wizard, then turn on the flash, set the flash on M mode, set the flash to 1/8 power plus 0.7. Press the mode button to get to the flash mode, Set the Flash Master’s ISO to 640, Shutter Speed to 1/30 as before, press the flash meter button, then press the test button on pocket wizard, then we get the aperture 8.0, also it tells us the flash light is 70%. 

4) Then go back to camera to set the aperture to 8.0 to shoot. the lighting on model is much better. The added a sliver reflective on model’s left side, take a shoot. it’s going well!

First try, so far so good.


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