On set or on location, good lighting is critical for film and video.

Whether you're a seasoned cinematographer, a hard-working videographer, or an emerging HDSLR shooter, one thing is for sure: Great exposure and color are essential to your craft. Situations change quickly and you can't always be in control. But you can be in the know, so why not arm yourself with the right tools to make a great image in-camera? Here we feature articles and videos from your peers that will help you keep abreast of new developments and get an even firmer hold on your craft.

What Pros Are Saying

“To try and use the in-camera metering on DSLR cameras to get accurate, correct exposure is a nightmare. A light meter is essential gear for professional productions.”

JEM SCHOFIELD / Filmmaker & Educator

 

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Sekonic LiteMaster Pro for Phottix
 
Sekonic C-700 SpectroMaster Quick Start Guide: Part 1
 
Sekonic C-700 SpectroMaster Quick Start Guide: Part 2
 
Jem Schofield and the Sekonic L-308S
 
L-308DC: Compact Light Meter Made for Videographers
 
Lighting 101: Using a Meter for Cine
 
Lighting for ISO 800 - Ryan E. Walters
 
Using a Light Meter to Understand Light for Filmmaking
 
Ryan Walters on Filmmaking with the Touchscreen L-478 Series Light Meters
 

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Cine Essentials: Scouting a Location

Cine Essentials: Scouting a Location
Scheimpflüg Digital founder and production expert John Engstrom gives a step-by-step rundown of how to scout a location to prepare for a cine shoot. Read more »

Cine Essentials: Metering and Modifying Reflections

Cine Essentials: Metering and Modifying Reflections
Scheimpflüg Digital founder and production expert John Engstrom gives a step-by-step rundown of how to meter and light reflective surfaces on a cine shoot. Read more »

Sekonic Cine Essentials: Metering and Modifying Available Light

Cine Essentials: Metering and Modifying Available Light
Scheimpflüg Digital founder and production expert John Engstrom gives a step-by-step rundown of how to meter and modify available light on a cine shoot. Read more »

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