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    Can anyone let me know where to meter for backlight photography. Suppose I want to take one potrait shot with sunlight coming from behind then shall I meter at human face or some other midtone area.
    Pls advice?

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    Default Re: Backlight Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by baldeop View Post
    Can anyone let me know where to meter for backlight photography. Suppose I want to take one potrait shot with sunlight coming from behind then shall I meter at human face or some other midtone area.
    Pls advice?
    You want the silhouette?

    then meter at the bright area.

    If you want a white wash-out high key effect, then meter at the face.
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    Default Re: Backlight Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by baldeop View Post
    Can anyone let me know where to meter for backlight photography. Suppose I want to take one potrait shot with sunlight coming from behind then shall I meter at human face or some other midtone area.
    Pls advice?
    for creating silhouette, just meter the background and expose accordingly.
    if you take meter reading from the face, just close down two stops will do
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