Light meter is a tool in your camera that tells you if you have enough light to take a picture
We use a reflected light-meter : reads light reflected off subject
Symbols: green dot=correct
red + = over-exposed (too much light)
red – = under-exposed (not enough light)
You are always aiming for “the middle.” If your light meter is reading + or – you need to adjust the fstop and/or shutter speed to get a correct exposure.
Just because you have a correct exposure, DOES NOT mean it will be a “good” picture.
The light meter will change it’s reading based on:
-the value of the subject of your photo
To activate your light meter:
-put batteries in the camera
-turn the camera on
-look through the view finder
-focus on the subject
-depress the shutter release button half way to see the light meter scale