Sekonic Time Savings Calculator

How much time can you save by using
an exposure meter?

ABOUT YOU

Enter
your data
 
Quantity of photo shoots/year. Number
Your day rate Dollars
Amount you could
save this year by using
a Sekonic L-478DR
exposure meter.

AT THE SHOOT

 
Average number of images you shoot to get an exposure that looks right on the LCD and/or histogram. Number
Average amount of time you spent tweaking power levels on lights between test photos. Minutes
If you used a L-478DR exposure meter to set light power levels prior to the first shot, you can save this amount of time for each lighting setup: Minutes
Total amount of time you spend all year making exposure adjustments to lights prior to shooting. Hours
Total dollars per year it is costing you to make exposure adjustments with your camera LCD. Dollars
Cost of a Sekonic L-478DR Exposure Meter Dollars

POST-PRODUCTION

 
Average time spent making exposure/highlight/shadow detail adjustments to a single image. Minutes
Average number of images for which you make exposure / highlight / shadow detail adjustments during a typical photo shoot. Number
Total amount of time you spend making exposure adjustments on one shoot. Minutes
Total amount of time you spend all year making exposure adjustments on all your shoots. Hours
Total dollars per year it is costing you to make exposure adjustments. Dollars
Cost of a Sekonic L-478DR Exposure Meter Dollars
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Other compelling reasons
to consider:

Your clients and models will have more confidence in you as you command the lighting instead of building an exposure by going back to the camera LCD over and over.
Repeating a lighting scenario is easier if you know the relative difference in exposure between all of your light sources.
LCD screens are not always telling the truth - trusting it in darkness, versus shadow versus open sunlight will sometimes give you wildly different results.
Also imagine having fewer rejected photos due to exposure, how much time that would save you how much happier you will be to have more "great" photos to choose from during an edit session.
If you pay someone else to do your retouching, then you can save money by having them focus on retouching and not exposure mistakes.
Imagine spending on new lenses, a vacation or growing your business.

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