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how to expose correctly for different colors

My friend would like some photos of her dogs together.The problem is one is white and one is black, so I can't seem to expose correctly for both. I tried using a white board to bounce more light onto the black dog,which was tricky as they moved alot.Should I try a graduated neutral density filter?I saw that suggestion for another question regarding a barn and clouds.Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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6/22/2007 8:53:43 AM

John P. Sandstedt
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  Take a meter reading off your hand. Be sure to keep the shutter depressed as you recompose your image.

Your camera is trying to achieve an 18% gray tone. If you meter on the white dog, open your exposure one and a half or two stops. If you meter on the black dog, close your exposure one and a half or two stops.

Or get yourself an 18% gray card to take a meter reding.

Or, meter on your hand.

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6/28/2007 10:27:20 AM

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