Spot metering people - Photography quick tips

In natural light, spot metering can give the most accurate results, especially in difficult lighting situations.  Backlighting being a perfect example. 

Put your camera in spot metering mode, place the crosshairs on your subject's face and change your settings accordingly. If you're shooting in a semi automatic mode (aperture priority for example) get your reading and hold the exposure lock button. 

Voila, a perfectly exposed face!