Properly metering light is integral to nailing down the correct exposure, and there’s no shortage of equipment to help you do so. With film especially, Incident and Spot meters come in handy when using the in-camera light meter isn’t a reliable option. Digitally however, histograms can be used to do effectively the same thing. Some photographers no longer use (or have never used) external light meters, since they can simply look at the histogram to see if they have the exposure they want. When exposing your shots, which method for you is tried and true? Do you have and use an external meter, or rely on the camera/histogram?
When exposing your shots, do you use an external meter or rely only on the camera/histogram? 15 votes