July 7, 2016 at 11:15AM
Hello nofilmschool community! I have what should be a relatively simple question. What is the best way to go about correctly exposing an image? I've seen the article on nfs, and I understand the different methods (and their creative application) used to change exposure i.e. iso, shutter speed, aperture. But it didn't really explain how to adjust the settings so the image is correctly exposed.
I've been told by a previous mentor told that for narrative or doco work, highlights should be at 70% (zebras) on a talent's face, but what about landscapes or establishing shots? I've looked at grey cards and spot metering, but many forums have discussed it's not preferable.
Thoughts? Thanks :)