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11-01-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Any quick metering tutorials?

I have the K10D but am not really sure on what the light meter is telling me. Yes I know that when the numbers flash it is under/over exposed but I feel like there is more to the puzzle.

Where I really get lost is when looking at my 540 flash and the numbers on that when not using P-TTL mode. Am I supposed to match the numbers to my camera?

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Flash metering is a different aspect of metering from the camera's metering when not in P-TTL mode. What matters to a flash is what aperture and sensitivity you've set on the camera, and then how far your subject is from the light source (a very simplistic view).

Have a look here:
Portrait Lighting For Beginners: Metering For Flash | Sublime Light
http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/
http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/category/flash-photography/

Have a look at your flash manual if you haven't already - it may not be all that well written, but it does explain all the numbers reasonably well.
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