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Old Dec 29, 2009, 3:56 PM   #1
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Last week while holidaying in Moab, I came across an exquisite location where I had to shoot against morning sun. The scenery in the background came good but the people came dark. I tried shooting with different shutter speed, aperture and ISOs. But either the background would be overexposed or the people would be underexposed. When I tried shooting with flash, I could take some closeup shots well, but it looks like a manipulated image with people cut and pasted on a scenery.

Any idea how to give proper exposure to the subject and the background?
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 4:51 PM   #2
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did you use the built in flash or and external flash. Also did you adjust the WB when you used the flash?
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 5:28 PM   #3
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The separation is something I've seen before but not recently so know exactly what you mean but can't remember the sort of settings used that created it. When shooting with a back lit or side lit subject then you must use flash to balance the exposure as shown in these two shots, there is no other way.
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Maybe, my built-in flash was too harsh. I should have used flash compensation.
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It could be if the object you are taking is close to you. The flash could have been over powering.
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