Photo Tip Tuesday | The On-Hand Light Meter

Did you know you have a light meter “on hand” 24/7/365?

That’s right, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year!

You do and it’s battery free, never needs re-charging  and is 100% accurate every single time you use it.  This little trick is probably the single best photo tip I’ve ever been given and yet…I don’t remember where I heard it.

My Coffee & Camera’s Photography Group has heard me share this little tip several times now and they are loving it.  Curious?  Have I piqued your interest yet?  Ok…enough beating around the bush…I’ll tell you.

The mystery magic tool is your hand!  Yes your hand!  You can also use your finger.  Stop what you’re doing right now and hold your hand or your finger up in front of your face.  Now move your head around without moving your hand and look at the way the light is hitting it.  Sometimes I’ll hold my hand up and twist it from side to side and look at my palm but more often than not I just use my finger.

I know right?!  Magic!  Now simply position your subject where the angle of the best light is coming from and viola…a beautiful photo!