I find in my shooting, mostly outdoors in nature, with strong sunshine, I get the best exposures when I adjust to the point just before the blown highlights warning flashes on picture review after the shot is taken. I hate blown out highlights and I don't mind some areas sinking into darkness if that prevents blown highlights, except for something like where the sun is actually in a shot. I tried searching the forums and found lots of topics about ETTR. I suppose that I sort of what I am doing with this method, though typically the tonal range I am shooting exceeds the sensor anyway. I realize there is a spot metering setting where I can spot meter the brightest spot and the camera sets the exposure to top out there. I would love to find a setting that shoots like I do manually--meter the whole scene and compensate down until the highlights in the scene are not blown. I'm 99% sure there is no such setting. But I suspect I'm not the only person that shoots this way and would guess that smarter people than me have figured out some clever tricks. Note that I don't use the histogram, maybe just because I find the flashing warning on blown out areas to be easier to read and respond to quickly. (Fyi this is on an OM-D.) How do you do it?