Hi, I have taken a banquet using a dslr for the first time. More than half of them have very harsh hot-spots - the not-pretty-kind, you know.
I have asked around and the constant thing I hear is to meter on the spot, ie no compensation.
This is a little ' unatural' to me becasue I always meter with +1.5 stops or more most of the time. Anyway, what I'm trying to ask is:
- is it a MUST to meter -right on the spot , ie trust the cam when shooting digital?
- does it gives 18% grey for a white object we do not compensate durnig metering?
I know these are very basic questions to most people but I need all the help I can get.