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    hi! how do i shoot a person with proper exposure if behind the object there's a strong daylight? Is it possible to achieve the result of both the object and background clear or background blur, but the object/person must be of the correct exposure? thanks.

    Is there anyway that i can solve the red eye effect witout enabling the red eye effect in my camera? btw....i'm using 500d.

    thanks.

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    go google "Fill FLash".
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlee12 View Post
    hi! how do i shoot a person with proper exposure if behind the object there's a strong daylight? Is it possible to achieve the result of both the object and background clear or background blur, but the object/person must be of the correct exposure? thanks.
    use a flash, or shoot at a different location without strong light at the back.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlee12 View Post
    Is there anyway that i can solve the red eye effect witout enabling the red eye effect in my camera? btw....i'm using 500d.

    thanks.
    use a external flash, use bounce light, shoot at a brighter place.... etc
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    I believe you would have gotten the answer if you had used google.
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    see my signature.
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    see my signature.
    maybe you should hyper link the Google search, Yahoo search, Clubsnap search into your signature, so people can access the search engine straight away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlee12 View Post
    hi! how do i shoot a person with proper exposure if behind the object there's a strong daylight? Is it possible to achieve the result of both the object and background clear or background blur, but the object/person must be of the correct exposure? thanks.

    Is there anyway that i can solve the red eye effect witout enabling the red eye effect in my camera? btw....i'm using 500d.

    thanks.
    if you are using a compact camera, look for the sun-behind-person logo on the wheel or the menu.
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    ain't u seniors not sick of answering the same questions thread in thread out?

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    look at TS's username. Maybe he is a 12 year old? Let's be more forgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    if you are using a compact camera, look for the sun-behind-person logo on the wheel or the menu.
    He is using a 500D (see initial post). Didn't know that this is considered a compact camera ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    look at TS's username. Maybe he is a 12 year old? Let's be more forgiving.
    look at my avatar and my nick..

    maybe i am a bear and boy to boot..

    *hehehe*

    fyi, i will normally ask my subjects to turn and face the light source at a slight angle..


    side lighting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    He is using a 500D (see initial post). Didn't know that this is considered a compact camera ...
    if you are using a compact camera...

    saves him from repeating this particular question since its related but your point does have merit...after handling cameras like 30D, 1D, D200 and K20D, the 500D feels like a compact in my opinion.

    If the user doesnt need the video option, anytime anyday i will recommend 40D if prefer canon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    maybe you should hyper link the Google search, Yahoo search, Clubsnap search into your signature, so people can access the search engine straight away.
    LOL..
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    Default Re: facing sunlight

    Quote Originally Posted by dlee12 View Post
    hi! how do i shoot a person with proper exposure if behind the object there's a strong daylight? Is it possible to achieve the result of both the object and background clear or background blur, but the object/person must be of the correct exposure? thanks.

    Is there anyway that i can solve the red eye effect witout enabling the red eye effect in my camera? btw....i'm using 500d.

    thanks.
    You can use reflector to solve the first problem.

    http://www.geofflawrence.com/photogr...reflectors.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlee12 View Post
    hi! how do i shoot a person with proper exposure if behind the object there's a strong daylight? Is it possible to achieve the result of both the object and background clear or background blur, but the object/person must be of the correct exposure? thanks.

    Is there anyway that i can solve the red eye effect witout enabling the red eye effect in my camera? btw....i'm using 500d.

    thanks.
    make sure your background is dark also (i.e.: in the shade) and expose for the shade.
    this will bring a sorta rim lighting around your subject.

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    take 2 exposures then photoshop both together.

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    for a moment i thought this is a newbie section....wait a minute...this is a newbie section.....

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