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Old Aug 31, 2011, 9:44 AM   #21
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Perhaps some contrast adjustment in PP may help.
Well, if I PP then I can make the background black irregardless of how I set the camera when I take the shot. I thought this technique would work w/o the needs for PP'ing.
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 9:56 PM   #22
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Well, if I PP then I can make the background black irregardless of how I set the camera when I take the shot. I thought this technique would work w/o the needs for PP'ing.
It should, that was just a suggestion. What conditions are you shooting in? The subjects I shot were very well lit with direct early morning sunlight. Are you using any zoom? I don't know if it would make a difference, but these were shot with some zoom.
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I took some shots in the afternoon with the sun shinning right on the subject. I tried with and w/o zoom but could not get the background black. I also tried different shutter speeds (from 340 to 2000). Did you set the ISO to a fixed value? If not, what was the cap?
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Old Sep 3, 2011, 9:35 AM   #24
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I always shoot in at ISO 80 in Shutter Mode. I just tried a few shots this morning and noticed something. When the subject takes up as much of the shot as possible the background seems to be darker. The smaller it is in the shot, the lighter the background seems, from what I saw anyway. I will try a few more shots and see if I can pinpoint it.
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That makes sense because the smaller the subject, the bigger the surrounding area and even setting the camera to spot metering, there is still a good amount of light from the surroundings that the camera will take into account during the metering process.
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Old Sep 8, 2011, 5:36 PM   #26
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#1 is gorgeous! I really love it!
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