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dlee12

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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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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.

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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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.
 

clioboy

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ain't u seniors not sick of answering the same questions thread in thread out? ;p
 

ManWearPants

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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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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 ...
 

clioboy

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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..:D

*hehehe*

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


side lighting..
 

Reportage

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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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Diavonex

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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.
You can use reflector to solve the first problem.

http://www.geofflawrence.com/photography_tutorial_lighting_reflectors.htm
 

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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.
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.
 

Dominum

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take 2 exposures then photoshop both together. :D
 

Nikonnew

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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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