And in this lies the limitation of each light measuring device.
Suppose: You want to photograph a small or narrow object on a black or white background.
Light meters react to what they “see.” With a white background, the light meter will see a large white area, and will want to regardingcompensate it by illuminating under. Result: A black (too dark) subject on a grey background.
In the case of a black background, the light meter will want to regardingcompensate it in the other direction... Result: A too light object on a grey background.
The solution: With a light background we need one to two click stopsregarding, and with a dark background, one to two stopsunderneathilluminate. Now we will notice that, in the first case, the wall will be muscle white, and in the second beautiful black (or, if any, the right light or dark color). Our subject will be highlighted with a beautiful drawing in the texture and the right color of our motif.
Good luck, and from now on only perfect pictures!
* The first two pictures were underexposed one stop, with daylight;
The third picture (snowdrops) was underexposed one and a half click stop, with artificial light;
The fourth shot, on tripod, was regardingexposed two stops, with the light present;
The last photograph was photographed by hand, regardingexposed once, with daylight.