Disclaimer: I'm just a dad
So I've had lights for some time... I've done studio stuff in my house about 10 times now and outdoor strobe with a single light about 3 times. Well I knew I wanted a light meter to help me setup and had just enough time just now to setup my lights in front of my house, meter all 3 and then drug the kid outside to get two images before she wanted to go back to youtube lol. Focus was tad off and complete setup, shot and teardown timeing was about 12-15 minutes so please keep that in mind but Critiquing is OK.
I always had to chimp constantly and balancing multiple lights were impossible for me. Light meter made it a snap. Now my fill I should of had down a bit and my ambient could of been a tad darker but either way this was important for me to take...
it's fueled my excitement to keep trying
Main 1/2 ~8'
Fill 1/4 ~ 10'
backlight 1/8 set middle between her and sago behind her.
My backlight a tad bright... could of moved it back and balanced the ambient down a bit more and my fill was on a what 1:2 ratio and could benefit more on a 1:4 ratio imho. Rimlight too bright but overall it's facebook post worthy to make all the wifes friends drool lol