- In this quick video I compare traditional and modern photography light metering. Maybe you are one of the photographers loving to use a light meter when setting up studio light. That’s totally cool. Or maybe for you a light meter is an utter waste of time and you wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole. That’s cool as well. But then there are a whole lot of people who are wondering if metering light the old fashion way would hold any magic and add quality to their photos. If you are one of them, then this video is for you. I thought I’d show you how I use a light meter (when students force me to do it) and then, I show you why I never ever use such a device when actually producing real photos.