Backlit shot & Focusing problem


dadaChoy

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Dec 31, 2009
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Hi all,
I have been playing with my new D5000 recently. However, i still have some problem with backlit photography where the subject in front of the bright background. Usually, i got the background overexposed while the subject are properly exposed. Is there any trick which i can try? Do you think i should adjust the shutter speed by using manual setting. If i used aperture setting, the shutter will be fixed at 1/60. Will external flash be better?

If the subject is not at the centre of the view finder, should i move the focus point to aim at the subject before taking the shot or should i focus with the subject in the middle of the view finder (half-press) and then reposition the camera again. Will it make any difference if i use half-press or AF-L?

Thanks in advance.
 

futsal123

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Jul 15, 2008
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Expose for the background and use flash to balance exposure.
 

dadaChoy

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Dec 31, 2009
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Thanks for the HDR recommendation. Actually was doing outdoor shooting with my friends as subject!
 

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