Low level light stand

I recently bought some Elinchrom D-Lite RX Ones, which are brilliant lights for people on a budget… or you need something with a bit less power.  What I did find though, was that the lowest setting for the stand was too high for having a low level light pointing upwards.  I looked a getting a shorter stand, but then had a much better idea.  The Joby Gorillapod.  It’s awesome.  Not only does it do what I want, I also now have the Gorillapod for my camera!

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Light meter

I’ve had this light meter for a while, but never really used it.  I bought some Elinchrom D-Lites at the end of last year, so now I am trying to make more use of it.  It’s handy bit of kit.  It’s the cheapest of the range, and does what you expect.  I would be interested to know what the benefit of a more expensive unit is.

I do sometimes feel my camera’s LCD screen is showing the pictures as slightly overexposed though, but the histogram looks fine, so I just go with that.  Looking back, I think my pictures have generally been underexposed, so this has probably been me being too reliant on the LCD think everything as okay.  Anything to help you get things right in the camera has got to be a good thing.

Light meter