Greyflash answered a bunch of my questions in his recent post titled "Jennifer". Uncle Frank posted an example of the same technique that Greyflash used. I tried it and am happy with the results (although I love to hear critique from those with a better eye than me). I metered for the background at -1 exposure using center weighted average. Then I set my flash at -2/3. My daughter got some flowers from her fiance and wanted a photo holding them to use in a wedding slide show. Here is the result. She was standing in the shade with the sun shining in the background. How did I do? Did I turn the exposure down to much in raw conversion?