I have a PiCal which is acting as a security camera.
When it's daytime, and the garage door opens, the outside of the image is very dark, and the person (usually me) in centre frame is basically a silhouette. When the lights are on in the evening the whole image is basically uniform.
I suspect that a more centre weighted (or even just "defined area" metering) would be beneficial, but the modes available aren't obviously described (nor is the default mentioned anywhere I can see)
Metering Mode options :