Determining Exposure Time

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by cliveh, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. cliveh

    cliveh Subscriber

    Oct 9, 2010
    35mm RF
    I love the Brassai method of determining exposure time, as he claimed to time his night shots by smoking cigarettes.
    “To gauge my shutter time, I would smoke cigarettes – a Gauloise for a certain light, a Boyard if it was darker.” Do others have a similar method of gauging long exposures? I have sometimes exposed salt prints by the time it takes to make and drink a cup of tea.