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I suspect that these guys are not what you would call "someone who makes their living at "real" photography and has to "deliver the goods" to the customer," meaning commercial/illustrative/client based photography. Fine Art photographers, on the other hand, have the freedom to do as they please and mould the result into something that someone would like to, perhaps, purchase and hang on their wall. When the client (advertising agency, manufacturer, clothier, department store, etc.......) is counting on you to produce a perfect product, you WILL use a meter. First, you will know HOW to use a meter. If you are photographing boats on a lake, in the summer sun, day after day, and you have seen yesterday's results, you know where you are and will probably forego the meter. But next year, when you arrive to do the same shoot... you will reach for the meter on the first day. G-u-a-r-a-n-t-e-e-d. Been there... done that... got the tee shirt. Jim At 03:11 AM 3/7/01 +0000, Dan States wrote: >Well, I guess I'll name you a couple. > >Edward Weston made most of his popular stuff sans meter >HCB never used one. > >These guys seemed to slog along somehow. Let me ask you a question, >How often does your meter differ from what you THOUGHT it was going to be? >If often than I suggest metering carefully. > >Best wishes >Dan >> >>You will NEVER see a professional photographer, someone who makes their >>living at "real" photography and has to "deliver the goods" to the >>customer, NOT use a meter.