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Old Jul 25, 2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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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.
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 12:38 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 1:37 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 4:28 PM   #4
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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.
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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..
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 11:56 AM   #6
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Been a bit busy and have not tried this on out,will try againusing a tripod and a flash light.
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