Yesterday I shot my usual victim (elder daughter) with off camera flash for the first time.
My question has to do with manual metering...
I set up my flash on a lightstand with a white umbrella and triggered with a wireless remote that will not support ETTL.
I set the Camera to Manual -> set Shutter to 1/200 (I did not choose 1/250 to have some room up or down to adjust if needed -> set flash to Manual operation - decreased output power of the flash unit to 1/4 -> Picked up a 5.6 aperture and synchronised the flash too -> Did not meter a thing -> shot a picture and adjusted flash power upwards -> judging by the camera display & histogram I thought it was ok there and shot some more -> it was late, kid had to go to bed, and so did I.
Is my work-flow ok or am I missing something in the process?
Thanx for making me better!