Quote Originally Posted by tessar View Post
I always had trouble with incident-meter readings until I realized one simple fact. When pointing the meter at the camera, the camera has to be in the same light as the subject. IOW, if the camera is in different light, point the meter at a location in the same light as the subject as close as possible to the camera position.
I have to dis-agree.

The meter has to be in the same light as the subject, the camera position makes no difference as long as it has a clear view.

Further, in a studio setup with lights like stradibarrius is using, the meter needs to be right at the subject's nose because, depending on the lights, 6 inches or a foot of difference can create a full stop of change in the exposure indicated.