Light meters can be an invaluable tool for photographers and videographers alike. Whether you shoot in the studio or on location, having a reliable light meter at your disposal is a time-honoured way of making sure you get accurate exposures, time and again.

A light meter is as it sounds – a device for measuring the available light in a scene so that you can set your camera’s exposure accordingly. Yes, all modern cameras have their own built-in metering systems. However, a light meter offers a number of advantages that makes it a useful tool for those who require precise exposure accuracy.