The Casting Couch

So I decided to get my arse in gear and post a casting call seeking suitable fresh talent to grace the green sofa but although the response wasn’t bad I’m finding it exceedingly difficult to get excited about any of the applicants. With few models now able to get my snapshooting juices flowing, my taste buds it seems have been anaesthetised, should I hire someone to do the selection process for me?

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Correct Exposure Blues

Does anyone still use a handheld light meter? Well I do indoors and I find it is hard to beat the good old incident meter reading for flash or ambient light. I’ve been using a Minolta IV F meter for a number of years, before that a couple of Gossens, and back in the late 60’s a Weston Master V. Remember them? I bought my Weston in a camera shop in Gainsborough, I was working at West Burton power station at the time, a¬†shy naive teenage apprentice. I wish I could say they were happy days but alas no. I hung on to that Weston for many years and I regret selling it on because I’m pretty sure I could do a better job with it now than the built-in metering in a DSLR. Methinks I might just head over to eBay and see what’s on offer.

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