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Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers by Lee Varis

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Studio Lighting

Controlled lighting in the studio should pose no problems for the photographer because he should be able to view test images on a computer before shooting the majority of his shots. However, real-world scenarios often present the photographer with time-critical, stressful situations where subjects need to be captured quickly and changes need to be made “on-the-fly.” Under these conditions, it is sometimes impractical to preview every setup, and the photographer needs to be prepared to work quickly and confidently with his capture system. Such confidence can only be acquired by doing the calibration tests using the same lighting equipment and setups used in the studio.

Use of a hand-held meter capable of reading short flash durations ...

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