27th December 2003, 11:45 AM
28th December 2003, 11:41 PM
I'm talking theory here, because I never really encounter such extreme situations before. What your situation is backlighting, i.e. the main source of light comes from behind the subject. If you meter to exposure the subject properly, then the background will become too bright. If you meter to expose the background properly, the subject will be too dark.
Originally Posted by acidbyte
Using a spot/partial metering program and meter the background, and then using fill-in flash to light your subject may work. Of course, this depends on the capability of your camera to do a correct fill-in, and this is the tricky part. Experiement and try.
29th December 2003, 09:08 AM
29th December 2003, 10:42 AM
Do EV compensation when the background is too bright, I find it works for me, +0.3EV - +1.0EV is fine for me. Use flash to avoid silohuetting the subjects in front.
Regarding indoor flash, you might want to consider softening the light by using a 1 ply tissue paper over the flash.