Quote Originally Posted by LJSLATER View Post
Basically, I take the grey card approach: I eyeball the scene and try to find something "grey" (not the color grey, but something that feels like it's reflecting a medium value), and base my exposure on that. The light meter tries to make everything grey. If somebody had just told me that in as many words several years ago, I'd have understood right away.
Very nice explanation LJSLATER.

Have you tried a real gray card (and use it as Zone V - ignore any drama about 18%)?
Or the palm of your hand (and "place" it on Zone VI)?

I would recommend Zone System to anyone "who is interested".

I also am very happy to help anyone use "any" method of working that fits their needs.