Hi all CS users.
I went out street shooting yesterday with my new Tammy 24-70. Was having fun. But came across a problem that I thought you guys would be able to address.
-Canon EOS 650D
-Tamron 24-70 VC Di USM SP
-Kenko Zeta Protection Filter
-Kopi Gao Siu Tai.
As I was shooting in the late afternoon, 4pm thereabouts, I think the light was quite harsh at most times.
I snapped this scene. I was unhappy with the quality because the foreground was much brighter than the background.
I tried all 4 metering modes and all produced very similar output. Changed exposure levels as well, but no improvement.
Original (too dark) by Norman Selvaraju, on Flickr
It was only after I got home, read up online that I understood that it required backlight (in this case front light?) correction.
And I adjusted the Blacks/Exposure/Contrast/Shadow/Highlight of the RAW image to get this which was slightly better.
Ah.. Much Nicer now by Norman Selvaraju, on Flickr
-Am I on the right track? I mean, did I identify the problem correctly?
-The various articles I read: eg -- Link to article, generally suggest working on adjusting Shadows/Highlights on the image file and not the RAW file. But wouldn't it be better to work on the RAW file instead?
-Is there a way to correct it while taking the shot? Cos my eyes see it the way I wanna capture it. But I can't seem to get the camera to do so. Any suggestions? What metering mode should be used?
Btw, Link to the rest of the photos for that shoot on Flikr. C&C welcome.
Golden Hoard | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Have a great weekend, all.