Taking a reading from...
Posted 19 November 2006 - 02:12 PM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 02:30 PM
Now that being said, I often just run with the sunny-16 rule in still photography when I'm shooting neg film. It is usually dead on as far as rules go, only getting tricky when you have variable cloud color or on days where the sun is shining especially bright in the sky. It's hard to tell a sunny-22 from a sunny-32 ;-)
Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:17 AM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:47 PM
It can be used. I'm personally a bit darker than your standard-issue Caucasian, maybe 2/3 of a stop over 18% gray. Gray cards definitely work better here, especially if you're going to be shooting several hard hours worth of work, I think that one is better off taking the plunge with a card than trusting hundreds of dollars worth of work to the back of the hand.
Same here; about 1/3 darker than 18% (so I'll open 1/3 from any reading) though this is highly dependent on the seasons - my tan is darker still I've found that the palm is more consistent...