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Old Nov 16, 2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default New Challenge Nov 16-29 -- The Dark Side

As promised, this is the second in a series of tricky shooting scenarios involving a dominant color. This time we will be shooting black.

There are several possibilities for this challenge:
  1. Black subject -- Any background
  2. Black subject -- Black background
  3. Low Key -- same as 2 but with minimal lighting.
This is another area of shooting where the metering system in your camera can sabotage your shot. As you probably know by know, in auto or program mode, the meter adjusts the exposure to create 18% gray average over the entire image. Hence it will lighten very dark images making them gray. Exposure compensation on the minus side of the scale may be required.

Shooting a black subject on a light background will probably require spot or area metering to expose the subject properly. This could cause the background to wash out. If you are familiar with HDR techniques, you might want to use them.

Here are several links out of several hundred that I found. Most deal with Low-Key but take a look at all of them. Some deal with studio techniques while others offer suggestions for a non-studio setting.

http://www.lightstalking.com/low-key-photography
http://www.diyphotography.net/lighti...ey-and-low-key
http://www.freephotoresources.com/gr...y-photography/
http://www.fuelyourphotography.com/k...y-photography/
http://www.shotaddict.com/tips/artic...otography.html
http://www.imaginginfo.com/print/Stu...-Images/3$2143

This is going to be a more difficult challenge than others but it should be educational.
Please put The Dark Side in your subject line.

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Old Nov 16, 2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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There is a problem with that last link url. I am investigating. If I copy that url and paste it into my browser (firefox latest version) it works fine. Any ideas?
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I went to that page, copied the URL into outlook and sent it to myself and it worked fine. I see it as a link. Maybe you are reaching a site limitation to add URLs (I don't know if there is any). So, I'd try two things: 1) go to the URL, copy the address again and edit your post replacing the address with the new cut; 2) delete one of the good addresses and try and paste the last one again to see if indeed limitation is an issue (I don't see why it would be but who knows...)
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http://www.imaginginfo.com/print/Stu...-Images/3$2143

I used the Insert Link button instead of pasting it into the body of the post.
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 2:33 PM   #5
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Maybe you are reaching a site limitation to add URLs (I don't know if there is any).
It is not a site limitation. If you look at the anchored posts at the top of the forum listing past challenges, you will see that those posts contain 30-60 links. I have sent a PM to JimC, one of the system administrators and asked him to look at it.

Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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Cal, as you can see above I was able to post that same link by using the "Insert Link" button (round blue icon - looks like the Earth). I did not think it was a site limitation. Mayby you inserted that one with a copy/paste rather than using the button I just mentioned.
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I copied the url from the address bar and used the button to insert. It worked!
Why these new-fangled contraptions are so dang complicated...who knows!!

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