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05-02-10, 04:15 PM
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No, don't use spot metering. Spot metering is fine for things like distant highlights that need to be metered correctly. For example, light falling on a mountain top at dusk, or streetlights along a dark alleyway etc. You should use centreweighted preferably, or partial if you can, though I always tend to shoot evaluative these days for most of my stuff. That way you will get a more balanced coverage.
You can zoom in to your mid-tone, lock exposure and zoom out and recompose. If you think the hilights might be blown you can use compensatation. If unsure look at your histogram and adjust looking at live view.
Here's a good tutorial on metering:
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