metering with incident light meter
This has been on my mind for a while now and it seems like there are as many anwsers as there are people. When you meter portrait lighting (3) lights, you would point the meter's dome at the camera since it (dome) simulates 3D object such as human face and it averages lights from all three sources. My main issue is when you only have one light, let's say a shop 500 Watt daylight balance bulb in 10 inch relfector for strong contrasty look. Where do you point the meter's dome? At the light source? or at the camera? I have asked about it and have read about it but what I get is 50/50. Some say point it at the light, some to point it at the camera. Which is it? I want to shoot some 4x5 portraits with one light and would like to know where to meter.