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Old Dec 18, 2007, 5:16 PM   #1
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My 2 year old son has been fascinated by the construction works happening next door.

What techniques do people use when shooting indoors against a brightly lit background? Increasing exposure led to a blowout in the light coming in from the window, but these images are a little dark (especially on his face) for my liking.

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Old Dec 18, 2007, 5:18 PM   #2
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 5:18 PM   #3
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And I like this one a lot...
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Old Dec 19, 2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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Like the look of the third one, with just a little cropping out of who ever is standing opposite of your son. As to the lighting problem, the only solution I can think of is to take the shot getting as much detail in both subject (inside and outside) and then use a photo editing program. Section off your son and then increase the lightingand then do the opposite to the outside area. There is (that I know of) no way of getting the camera to give you perfect lighting on the two subjects at the same time. Just a bit compromise shooting and some photo editing and you'll be on target.
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I think in your case, fill flash is the way to go...The less photo editing you have to do, the better...
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Old Dec 19, 2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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I would go with John on this one. Use fill in flash saves a lot of messing around with PS. Just turn your flash down in the menu by 1 - 2 stops.

Hope that helps.

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Old Dec 19, 2007, 2:37 PM   #7
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Fill flash came to mind first but was concerned about reflected glare off the glass. I do agree with the idea that the more you can do in camera is far better than having to post edit.

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