Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
Why the question about not giving +1 to spot metering a person's cheek? And how is "middle grey" important for that?

If the spot meter is calibrated correctly (baseline calibration = variation from metered reading as dictated by user testing; or filter factor compensation) it should not need any additional 'throw'.
I believe OP heard that you are supposed to spotmeter a person's cheek and then give +1 but OP failed to follow that advice (which "underexposed" one stop). It didn't matter.

Yes, latitude of black and white film makes that possible. But the take-away from the experience shouldn't be "ok to forget the +1"

You are supposed to open up 1 stop. You can't always get away with underexposing 1 stop... So you shouldn't set yourself up to make under exposure errors a habit.