I'm planning on doing some night photography with 4x5 in color... specifically w ide angle stuff of neighborhood streets and parking lots. A couple questions: 1) How do I calculate exposure without exposing $1000 worth of polaroids? 2) How do I calculate for natural light (moonlight) and artificial light (street lights)? 3) Do I need some sort of light controlled by me (flash, strobe, whatever...)? I 'd rather shoot entirely with available light, but maybe someone knows of a reas on why this is impossible. 4) Spot meter or incident meter? 5) Is there some resource for learning everything I might need to know about lig hting for this particular project? When I had the chance, I didn't take advantag e of lighting classes, thinking I would never need them. Oh what a jerk I am.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bryan