R&B singer R. Kelly (left) and rapper Jay-Z (right) perform as part of the "Best of Both Worlds Tour" at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
Mark M. Hancock / © The Dallas Morning News
This image is a perfect example for the Use the dynamic range post. The dynamic range must be used to get anything useful.
The performers were wearing solid white outfits. The background was often black. The meter was going crazy. So, I set the exposure variance to +2 stops and set the meter to spot. When I placed the meter on their outfits, it overexposed the spot metered area by two stops and made everything else the correct exposure within the five stop range.
I could have chosen to spot meter their faces, but I was shooting from one end of the arena to the other, and they were moving around a lot. This was the most economical way to get a correct exposure for the scene.
Enough for now,
This was supposed to be a simple entry about how to meter white costumes and the singers had to do this.