Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyg View Post
As i understand it an incident reading reads the light falling on the subject rather than the light reflected by the subject. You should be as close as possible to the subject and point the incident meter toward the light source. It does work but may not be best for every situation.

No, point the incident meter at the camera lens, not the light source.

You need to measure the light falling on the subject from the direction of the camera.