Quote Originally Posted by roteague
You don't necessarily have to get close to your subject in order to meter, you just need to have the same amount/quality of light falling where you are metering from.
You see, while I am NOT at all questioning the truth and accuracy of that statement... I sincerely question MY ability to determine the sameness of said light. For a guy of my limited know how, that is kind of why I need a meter in the first place!