23rd January 2004, 07:58 AM
Could anyone tell me how to control the EV?
When I set to +0.3EV, it gets proper exposure of subject, but part of the bright subject becomes over-exposed!
How do I produce an evenly exposed shot. For example, how to get a good exposure for this one:
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by LifeWorld; 24th January 2004 at 08:01 PM.
23rd January 2004, 12:31 PM
23rd January 2004, 02:13 PM
Thank you, jimtong.
Will try to use spot metering in such situation for future shot.
25th January 2004, 06:30 PM
how bout using photoshop? hehehe.....
26th January 2004, 10:39 AM
hi lifeworld, you can also see which area of the photo is of highest importance to you, ie exposure for that area must be perfect, then spot meter that area and adjust accordingly. cuz sometimes you spot meter a mid grey tone area of the pic but the impt area lies far outside +- 2 stops and becomes too over or underexposed.
26th January 2004, 01:59 PM
Thank you. Guess the photo now depends on one's judgement and decision. Quite tough, but will try.
26th January 2004, 02:30 PM
The best solution is to wait for ideal lighting situation, either in the morning or around sunset. Then you can avoid such high contrast altogether.
Alternatively, if your camera has RAW mode, shoot using that and expose for the highlights (so there is no burnout). Then create 2 jpg files from whatever software you use to process RAW, one with the original photo and one with the exposure increased as needed to bring out the detail in the darker areas. Then combine the 2 images in photoshop - use the first photo for the light area and the second for the darker areas. If you have a tripod handy (in this instance looks like you were on a boat, so wouldn't have worked), take 2 shots, one spot meter on the highlights and the second on the darker areas and merge in PhotoShop. If this sounds too tricky (and it can be very time consuming), then return to the best solution!