Taking potraits of models wearing black & white clothes


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p7m13

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From my experience, if you take pics of someone wearing all white they tend to look like they're glowing. Then if they're wearing all black it'd look like a black blob. Any way to take pictures where you can see the details in their clothes? Or how can I use photoshop to correct such pictures?

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Rashkae

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You need to use exposure compensation. In the above shots, you would use negative compensation.
 

zac08

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Meter in between... at the grey tones. This also depends on the camera's ability to have a good dynamic range.
 

cantaresg

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Meter the white and the black, then use an exposure just in-between. Or look for a mid-tone like the skin, grass and take the meter reading from the mid tone area.
 

lsisaxon

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From my experience, if you take pics of someone wearing all white they tend to look like they're glowing. Then if they're wearing all black it'd look like a black blob. Any way to take pictures where you can see the details in their clothes? Or how can I use photoshop to correct such pictures?
Something wrong with the lighting or the way you shoot?

The first pic is slightly overexposed, the gown is blown out. Watch your histogram. 2nd picture is ok. Maye your monitor isn't calibrated properly?

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