What? Sounds familiar?Originally Posted by edutilos-
Dang. Haha alright ^^ thanks for all your suggestions thoughOriginally Posted by allenleonhart
I think catchlights point is that using EV will simply blow out background... Which is really not Fudgecake's intention, I believe.Hiya bros. I was just shooting some pictures near ACM when I realised that my subject (dalhousie obelisk) was very dark while the back ground was very bright.
I tried using my flash and bringing down the iso and bringing up the shutter speed but the difference was minimal. Any ideas in how to solve this problem??
Yep I just wanted to create a photo with both background and foreground properly exposedOriginally Posted by edutilos-
Just use a flashOriginally Posted by Fudgecakes
You can try using a Circular Polarising Filter (provided the angle of the sun is favourable) to darken the skies (provided its not overcast of course) so as to achieve a better lighting balance. Alternatively, shoot against a darker background such as against the trees. Using your onboard flash will useless (read up on the inverse-square law of light).
Cowseye didn't read the previous postings? KekekeOriginally Posted by Cowseye
aiyo..no need argue, stay at home use PS/Aperture/Lightroon.... if after PP still cannot, delete and wait for another opportunity.... that's what I do.... with my lousy photo taking skill and lousy PP skill.... just got to try and try..... learn and learn.... from cannot until can lor... that's part of the fun of photography....But dont know leh... after I use the D700.... seem like PP save a lot more of my photos than when I am using the APSC body....
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It goes to show how much I know about Singapore. Did not realize that this monumental structure is known as the Dalhousie Obelisk. Really have to thank TS and fellow CS members for putting this into discussion.
Back to TS's topic, the best approach to take a picture of the above is during the day. I took the picture (without know what it is and was preoccupied with taking more shots around the vicinity that I did not even stopped to take a 2nd look) on a weekend morning. I remembered being a bright morning and I mounted a circular polariser to enhance the effect a little bit.
For outdoor landscaping works, knowing the best time is always critical. I am not really a fan of HDR (personal preference) due to its unnatural effect (but they do look nice if you are able to apply correctly and not overdoing it). Therefore, natural lighting and minimum post processing works best for me:
Yeah it was to commemorate , I think the second, visit to Singapore by the marquis of dalhousie back in the 19 centuryOriginally Posted by oracle0711
here is something that i did. shot into the sun.
so yes. its not impossible. just knowing the right time to shoot, understand the difference in lighting, will get you the photo
This was the beat out of my others. I felt like the obelisk was washed outOriginally Posted by allenleonhart
As in for the other pictures. For this picture I felt that the obelisk is abit dark while the background is kinda bright. Too brightOriginally Posted by Fudgecakes
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