Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
I don't understand "... without metering the sky".

An incident light meter has an acceptance angle of 180.

The only way you could exclude the sky from the measurement would be to point the meter at the ground.

Since the sky is a major source of illumination for the (outdoor) subject, excluding it from the measurement will give a significantly erroneous reading.

- Leigh
My recommendations are relevant to reflectance metering only. How would one use an incident light meter to get spot readings of the brightest and the darkest areas?

How would one use a gray [grey] card with an incident meter? ==> Ill Elephant!