Sekonic L358 meter error?

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Sekonic L358 meter error?
Oct 10, 2011

I'm learning to shoot against a white seamless background. I've used my Sekonic L358 to set my two background lights (LP160 x2) at f11, giving me a blown out bg.

However, when attempting to expose my subject @ f8 (580EXII through Apollo 28X28 softbox) I get the E.U. message on the meter when held next to the subject's chin. I know this means that not enough light is registering. However, I am able to properly expose the subject. I have to completely overexpose the subject to get any reading on the meter.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your ideas,

John

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