I just want to see if my understanding of the theory is correct.
My subject is outdoors has the sun at the rear and the front is shaded. So this is how i would attempt to ballance things out:
A.) Meter for ambient light by focusing my cameras center point on a grey card faced to the sun. Put those settings to manual mode..
B.) Let the cameras ETTL II mode take care of exposure on the dark side of my subject
A.) use a light meter in ambient mode to determine camera settings.
B.) use the light meter in incident mode to determine flash output power on the shadowed side... The reading should equal the aperture of the first ambience reading for even lighting between subject and ambience.
So am i correct in both methods by either using a grey card or light meter? How do you guys do it?