All photographers and video pros know the importance of optimal lighting to capture sharp photos and video. Picking up a light meter could help photographers determine the right exposure for their shots. You don’t always need a separate device to do this. These 5 light meter apps for iPhone can measure luminosity to make your job easier:
Pocket Light Meter: turns your iPhone into a light meter. It measures reflected light and provides you with the information you need to capture better photos.
Lux Light Meter Pro: this professionally calibrated app measures luminosity on your phone. It provides you with average and max values and lux & foot candle measurements. Useful for manual & film camera photographers.
myLightMeter Pro: this app has incident and reflected light metering modes with sensibility as low as -2/-4EV. It allows for independent aperture, speed, ISO and exposure compensation. It has LED indicators to let you know when measurements are not reliable due to lack of light.
Photometer: turns your iPhone into a digital light meter. It offers a color measurement tool. The interface is very decent.
Lightme: a light meter app with a clean, elegant interface. It has black & white previews, multiple presets and frame previews for different focal lengths. It is ready for spot, average and zoom metering.
Have you tried any of these light meters? Which one do you prefer the most?