Hey dudes, noob asking question here. Ok, if i'm not wrong partial metering should be used when the background is much brighter then your intended 'target'. Lets say in a situation whereby i'm at the beach and my 'target's back is against the sun. Is using partial metering here gonna save the the target from being a black figure or does it do absolutely nothing as the sun is too bright for it? I know that flash is an option here, but if i do not want to use it is partial metering considered an alternative? Or am i misunderstanding what 'Metering' is?
Btw, since i'm here i might as well ask another question. LOL. When you take pictures of the sky facing the sun right, i used to get those "sun-rays(Hmmm, cant exactly describe it, but i'm sure you guys know what i mean)" on my pictures when i'm was using my powershot digi cam. But now, when use my 450D i cant seem to get that effect, is it the camera or is it me at a wrong angle? The places where i took those are different but conditions on both times i tried were clear sunny. And the 450D does not get the rays.
Also, its not exactly good to point your camera at the sun right? Something about sensor curtains being damaged?
Ok, that'll be all for now, Thanks in advance!!