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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes View Post
    Kids like us report to school earlier than u old folks usually reach the office thn go home around de same time use to extra lessons, CCA etc. at least old folks dun need to run around in the office like some madman finding teachers and ppl who ponteng CCA etc. week ends have tuition and study groups. Naggy parent etc. no childhood indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes View Post
    Kids like us report to school earlier than u old folks usually reach the office thn go home around de same time use to extra lessons, CCA etc. at least old folks dun need to run around in the office like some madman finding teachers and ppl who ponteng CCA etc. week ends have tuition and study groups. Naggy parent etc. no childhood indeed
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    True true. Go shooting with me la. Haha. Always go alone damn Sianz one
    sorry but i shoot alone most of the time... so i can't help u there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos-

    What? Sounds familiar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart

    sorry but i shoot alone most of the time... so i can't help u there...
    Dang. Haha alright ^^ thanks for all your suggestions though
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    please read the question carefully before offer a solution.

    there is a subject and a background TS's scenario, apparently the subject is exposed correctly but the background overexposed, if dial the EV compensation up or down, it will not balance up the exposure of these two.

    The shots of the trees at the beach are a good example.

    I am sorry, but i am a new photographer, unlike you who is a sifu, so I am careful with my words.


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    The shots of the trees at the beach are a good example.

    I am sorry, but i am a new photographer, unlike you who is a sifu, so I am careful with my words.


    Exposure Compensation

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    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??
    I think catchlights point is that using EV will simply blow out background... Which is really not Fudgecake's intention, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos-

    I think catchlights point is that using EV will simply blow out background... Which is really not Fudgecake's intention, I believe.
    Yep I just wanted to create a photo with both background and foreground properly exposed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes

    Yep I just wanted to create a photo with both background and foreground properly exposed
    Just use a flash
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    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye

    Just use a flash
    Cowseye didn't read the previous postings? Kekeke

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    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:



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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle0711
    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:

    Cheers

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    Yeah it was to commemorate , I think the second, visit to Singapore by the marquis of dalhousie back in the 19 century
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    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

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    shoot at dawn and dusk hour, or when the sun is shining from behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecnica
    shoot at dawn and dusk hour, or when the sun is shining from behind you.
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    Default Re: Back grounds are too bright

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    looks ok what. whats wrong with the exposure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart

    looks ok what. whats wrong with the exposure?
    This was the beat out of my others. I felt like the obelisk was washed out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes

    This was the beat out of my others. I felt like the obelisk was washed out
    As in for the other pictures. For this picture I felt that the obelisk is abit dark while the background is kinda bright. Too bright
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