Ok so been doing photography for just over 2 years and REALLY starting to get into it. Therefore I started reading alot about getting the correct exposure, to which spot metering came up. now I tried a few test shots with the wife and daughter and they seemed to come out really well. So I then started to think about using this mode all the time..... BUT.... there is something I just cannot seem to find the answer for or get my head round. Basically I will give a situation.....
Sunset, with clouds, sun casting a purple/pink colour to the clouds and also some clear but greyish sky. I attempt to meter on the grey area of the sky and within manual set to an aperture of say F8 this shows up on the meter as over exposed slightly. NOW do I then leave it as this and recompose and take the shot? or do I set it back to 0 on the meter and recompose and take the shot?
For the life of me I cannot seem to find a reasonably good explanation online except for what each metering mode does, not a practical tutorial.
Sony A200 - Minolta AF 75-300mm - Sony 50mm DT f1.8/50 SAM - Sigma 24-70/2.8 EX DG Macro