Guys, I need a bit of advice please.
I have attached a picture of my current studio setup! Its about 3m x 6.5m with high ceilings.
Typically my lights are set at the position they are at in the picture, but lower when I am shooting kids!
The problem I am having is with metering. I shoot mostly kids (i.e. toddlers). Typically kids do not sit still so I would like to know what is the best way to take a metering reading for these two lights and how do I translate the results of the meter reading to put into my camera? If I take a reading from one light and its saying F8 @ 1/125 @ ISO100 whereas the other light is saying F5.6 @ 1/125 @ ISO100, which of these (if any) do I use as the aperture setting on my camera?
At what height (off the ground) and angle to the floor should I have the lights for shooting kids?
I am also finding that the white balance is off sometimes! I am using "Auto White Balance" on my Canon 20D.
I appreciate any advice.