I’m looking for some advice on choosing a light meter and also how I would go about using a light meter for a specific type of shot that I do a lot of. The basic idea is an outdoor portrait, find the “proper” exposure for the background, and then underexpose that 1-2 stops as my base exposure setting. Then use a speedlight in a softbox to light the subject. I typically shoot wide open or close to it to blow out the background and give my subject some background separation. The issue I run into is that with subjects who aren’t particularly patient (kids for example), the time it takes to take test shots and get the flash exposure right can become a problem. I’ve tried TTL instead of manual flash settings, but I usually don’t love the results. That’s where I feel like a light meter might come in handy. But the more I think about it . . . how would I use a light meter to help me with this? So, in summary: Would a light meter help me get this type of shot set up/properly lit faster? If so, what would be the procedure? If a meter would be advantageous for these shots, can I get some recommendations on which one(s) to check out? If it matters: I use these flashes: Flashpoint Zoom R2 Triggered by this: Flashpoint R2 Thank you in advance for any and all input!