>What ever metering method works for you is the >"right" method.
I like that
To my eye photo #1 is a little >underexposed and photo #2 is a little to bright. That said, >photo #2 contains more digital data and would allow the most >leeway for further processing if desired. It is "exposed >to the right" which is the desired exposure in digital >photography. Because photo #1 is skewed to the left on the >histogram it contains less processable digital data if you >wished to make adjustments.
It was actually a very dark scene! To give you an idea the camera was set to ISO2000, f2.8 and the camera matrix metered for 1/10sec.
>Of course you can't be faulted for trying to get it right in >the camera and minimizing post processing.
Yes, I don't have a lot of experience yet doing post processing. Perhaps when I have, I'll understand better the limitations in having a skewed histogram.
>My exposure method is to use CW metering in manual mode and >evaluate the lighting and reflectivity of items in the scene. >I then adjust shutter or aperture to under or over expose the >meter reading to achieve my desired look for the scene.
Do you use exposure compensation? Perhaps it is redundant using your method?