BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Chris 
 

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!


To love this question, log in above
6/22/2007 8:53:43 AM

 
John P. Sandstedt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2001
Contact John
John's Gallery
  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.


To love this comment, log in above
6/28/2007 10:27:20 AM

 
Log in to respond or ask your own question.