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camerageak Apr 10, 2008 6:50 PM

is there a trick to not blow out the hilights in a wedding dress?

Photo 5 Apr 10, 2008 7:56 PM

What worked for me at my recent family wedding was to us my hot shoe flash as a fill flash (superflash 383) set at 1/8 power setting and bounding it off the cieling.


tjsnaps Apr 10, 2008 8:46 PM

The real trick is to get detail in both the brides dress and the groom's tux. Whoever came up with this tradition was not a photographer.
Set you exposure compensation to under expose by a stop, give or take, experiment

John at the Beach Apr 11, 2008 10:33 AM

I bounce flash with a diffuser and make sure I meter off the brides face...If you meter off the dress, you will end up with a dark bride smile...Not good...If the groom is there, do not meter off the tux....Results will be a blown dress and faces...:-?

feetjai Sep 19, 2008 4:44 PM

Don't meter from the tux or the white dress.... Point the dslr in Aperature, shutter priority, program modes and point in towards a color that reflects 18% grey.

Think about the human skin who are light skin color in ...or green grass. For instance point the camera towards your own hand....

If you take the shuttertime / diafragma / iso 100/200combination of these, you will be close to the settings you need for a good picture. Some people use a grey card to measure the exact settings.

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