if shotting a person or object with a very bright sun behind..


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alvinkm

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...wad can the photographer do to allow the highlight and the foreground not to be dark ?


flash?(filled)
use exposure value(+1) bracketing to do hdr??
 

pooQy

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Aperture set lower. (means bigger number)
Speed set higher.

Depending on the brightness of the sun, my settings would:
F14 - F18
1/200 - 1/320 sec
 

Reportage

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...wad can the photographer do to allow the highlight and the foreground not to be dark ?


flash?(filled)
use exposure value(+1) bracketing to do hdr??
move the person to another location?

edit: if unable to move and using only onboard flash, switch to P mode and FEC +1. Most of the time, you will get your shot.
 

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ortega

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what you need to do is to balance the exposure of the background and the foreground

1. a nice big reflector to bounce some of that nice bright sunlight back to the person or object (white/silver/gold depends on your desired effect)
2. if the reflected light is not enough to balance then add a fill flash
3. if that is still not enough and you must have that particular background, then come back when the sun is the other side and lighting the subject
 

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