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Aumma45 Jul 25, 2005 9:15 AM

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This is not a great shot but I was learning to shot a subject that is in a shadow with a strong back light. What should you do to make this a great shot? Lens Canon 50mm 1.8 II on a 350D.

doggod Jul 25, 2005 11:38 AM

I think you just need to turn the exposure down a bit. You could underexpose it a bit and use a flash to lighten up the shadows that might come up in the foreground.

Widowmaker Jul 25, 2005 12:37 PM

I dont think its all the bad. What I normally do with shots like this is shoot in AV mode while using my ex500 flash. It exposes the background correctly and the flash balances the foreground to match.

Aumma45 Jul 25, 2005 3:28 PM

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I did try to underexpose it and the result is posted below. The idea of using a flash might solve the problem. Will try it out and show you the results. Thanks for the encouragment.

Hards80 Jul 25, 2005 3:30 PM

its a bit soft too.. i can't tell at this size whether its camera shake blur from too slow of shutter speed or if its just an incorrect focus.. i would try this again making sure you have proper focus and shutter speeds greater than 1/focal length..

Aumma45 Jul 27, 2005 10:56 AM

Been a bit busy and have not tried this on out,will try againusing a tripod and a flash light.


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