« on: July 16, 2012, 12:28:33 AM »
Metering and White balance shouldn't matter in a studio Environment.
And this is what is wrong with the world of photography today...
Congratulations on being the poster child for the "Lazy Digital Generation"
We are probably miscommunicating here. They don't matter in a studio environment because
1) You meter yourself. You are using Manual mode.
2) White balance is either 3200k for tungsten or around there or 5500 for flash. If you are shooting off that, you are smart enough to know what it is. Why fix it in raw when you can get it done right in camera.
So using your cameras auto metering and white balance is not required in studio. It's a controlled environment that you as the photographer fully control.
What I said actually should be lauded by you rather than you saying it's lazy time . Make sense?
I completely agree! I once met a photographer who spent 7 hours doing a fashion shoot with two amateur models and ended up taking over 8 gigs worth of raw images and spent a week editing the images to narrow them down to just 4 half decent images. And when she asked me for my opinion, I asked her why she didn't spend more time prepping her subjects, makeup, posing, lighting...etc..etc...this way she would've had nearly a finished image right out of the camera.
And her response to me was - it's digital, it's not like i'm wasting film.
My next question set her off - So...you would prefer not to learn your craft as a photographer? In that case my grandma who knows next to nothing about photography could take poor pictures and take them to a digital artist to make them decent again...right?
What's funny is that she started yelling at me and the other studio photographer about how she knows people that were never studio trained that take wonderful pictures.
And I told her...that's great for them, however, this studio has a reputation for amazing photographs that are not left up to a hit and miss style...so if you'd like to continue shooting here, you're going to need to learn a few basics. She stormed off.
Sorry for the long story...