i want to shoot a potrait of a person with the shenton way buildings behind as a backdrop...
problem is: with flash, person properly exposed, but background black.
use long exposure, building properly exposed, but person blur due to person move here and there.
tried: i tried to expose building first with shutter open for about 2 to 3 sec in bulb mode, then i quickly cover shutter with black card and ask person to move into position. Next i remove black card and close shutter with rear flash fired.
results: DISASTROUS failure !!!
you know what, the lights from the buildings penetrate the person... the person can be seen, but turn out like the person semi-transparent...lights can be seen through the person's body...ha ha ha ha
the person did not manage to block out the lights where the person is standing....
so weird..... but kind of looked cool... fail until peng(4) still can laugh..hee hee
anyway, is shooting building first, and then re-taking another shot with person and then use PS to crop out and paste person as second layer the way ? or any better way to use PS to solve this ?
is there anyway to do this using camera settings only and without PS, such that buildings and person are both properly exposed ?