Mark Ci , May 29, 2002; 10:10 p.m.
Have you been following the recommendations in the book for compensation in various conditions, or are you simply following the recommendation to use evaluative metering?
If you want to continue using evaluative metering and Art's methods, you may want to look into the little laminated pocket guide he sells on his web site, www.birdsasart.com. I'm currently trying to decide whether to switch over to digital completely. If I decide to stay with film for a while, I'll definitely order a copy.
Spot obviously works for a lot of people too - you just need to pick one and practice.