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    Default Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes

    From my experience, if you take pics of someone wearing all white they tend to look like they're glowing. Then if they're wearing all black it'd look like a black blob. Any way to take pictures where you can see the details in their clothes? Or how can I use photoshop to correct such pictures?

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    Default Re: Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes

    You need to use exposure compensation. In the above shots, you would use negative compensation.

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    Default Re: Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes

    Meter in between... at the grey tones. This also depends on the camera's ability to have a good dynamic range.
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    Default Re: Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes

    meter for the face and add light to black clothes for some defination

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    Default Re: Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes

    Meter the white and the black, then use an exposure just in-between. Or look for a mid-tone like the skin, grass and take the meter reading from the mid tone area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p7m13 View Post
    From my experience, if you take pics of someone wearing all white they tend to look like they're glowing. Then if they're wearing all black it'd look like a black blob. Any way to take pictures where you can see the details in their clothes? Or how can I use photoshop to correct such pictures?
    Something wrong with the lighting or the way you shoot?

    The first pic is slightly overexposed, the gown is blown out. Watch your histogram. 2nd picture is ok. Maye your monitor isn't calibrated properly?

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    Default Re: Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes

    can you please use -0.8 or -1.2 eV ....... the expo are so wrong..
    Last edited by ronaldjace; 6th October 2007 at 04:14 PM. Reason: error typo.

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    Default Re: Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldjace View Post
    can you please use -0.8 or -1.2 eV ....... the expo are so wrong..
    Ermmm I didn't take those pics. I merely took them off Google as examples.

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