Photo light calculator

Camera settings

  • Aperture: f/1.4 - very wide aperture, expensive, prime lens
  • Shutter: 0.03333 sec - slow exposure, watch out for moving people/objects
  • ISO: 6400 ASA - high ISO, lots of noise, only with very good digital camera
  • No Neutral Density filter
  • Scene lighting: EV-0.1

    -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    starlight to dim ambient lightmoon eclipse to night home interiorneon lights to landscape after sunsetbright light to weak sunbright daylight to direct sunlight
    • Pure Exposure Value: EV100 = 5.88 (based on shutter & aperture)
    • APEX Exposure Value: EV6400 = -0 (based on shutter, aperture, ISO)
    • Luminance: 0.1166 cd/m² = 0.0108 cd/ft²
    • Luminance: 0.034 fL (foot Lambert)

    Explanation

    • Explanation: EV is an estimation of how much light you need for a decent photo with these settings.
    • This can be natural light (sun, moon), artificial continuous light (lamps) or strobes.
    • If your camera settings indicate EV10 and you actually have EV=15 in your scene, your photo will be overexposed. If your settings need EV=10 and you actually have EV=3 your photo will be underexposed.