My highlights are sometimes clipped whenever the backlight is too strong. Is there a certain technique to taking this kind of photos? A manual approach to Nikon's D-lighting feature?
I'm using Canon 400D. I'm beginning to wonder if it's because the dynamic range isn't wide enough.
I've tried putting the focus point on the darker areas. It helps but not very much sometimes.
E.g. In the photo below, the buildings in the background were lost in the highlight.