OK folks I have a spot meter and exposure question.
I have an indoor scene where the sun is shining through the window and hitting some furniture. It casts a nice ray of light across the furniture.
I am trying to shoot the scene where the highlights are not blown out, and yet the darker parts are not lost either.
Here are the scenarios:
1/ If I meter only the highlight (100 ISO, 1/250s, F5.6) and expose for this in camera, the highlights come in nice but everything is dark. When I try and pull the dark in software I see noise.
2/ If I meter the mid tone (100 ISO, 1/15s, F5.6) , then the highlights get blown out.
3/ If I meters the dark areas (100 ISO, 1/4s, F5.6), then highlights still blown.
What technique (spot metering) could I use to get perfect exposure? I am using a Sekonic meter.