20th December 2004, 02:45 PM
20th December 2004, 02:51 PM
shoot two exposures on a tripod and combine!
20th December 2004, 03:47 PM
spot meter for a "grey" looking object..
20th December 2004, 06:05 PM
20th December 2004, 06:20 PM
for this scene i will choose the large orange flower pot, spot meter for it then bracket in half stops.
20th December 2004, 06:52 PM
There's a thread somewhere in DPreview about blending pics. In summary, shoot in RAW mode to give yourself maximum DR, process one at +1EV (for shadows) and one at -1 EV (for highlights), or some value that works for the scene, and blend in PS. You'll be surprised how much detail you can pull out of supposedly blown areas, as long as you don't overexpose too much! Petteri Sulonen and Michael Reichmann's sites have some basic tutorials on the blending technique also.