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I am newbie trying to get a good picture of my friends (contrasting skin color) with snow covered mountain in the background. I tried using aperture priority mode with f/11 and 1/100 sec, 28 mm. People in the picture looked okay, but the background appeared too whitish or the background looked okay but people turned out too dark. After that I came across metering modes online, and I'm wondering which one I should use (spot metering appeared correct). Shot is taken 8 steps away from the people with Canon 60D. What all things should I consider to get a decent picture in this scenario?
What mode? TC/AV/Manual. What metering mode? What settings?