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Nick Milton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2003
 

how do I....????


 
 
how can I make this shot so it shws the surfers face better,and what should I have done when taking the shot

canon eos 300 D 90-300 usm lense.


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2/20/2004 7:08:34 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  exposure compensation comes in on something like this. The reflectio from the water plus slight back lighting, eventhough it looks like it was noon, the sun is still a little behind him. It caused his face to go dark.
You'd need to increase the exposure to bring out his face. So if you'd use the same shutter speed, you'd have to open the aperture. And I know that you may have used auto exposure. this is one of those instances where auto exposure can be fooled and not give you what you were expecting.


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2/20/2004 8:46:39 PM

 
Nick Milton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2003
  thanks greg

so if id used the same shutter speed,but had a lower f number(by lower I mean bigger app)or could I have used the exposure control and increased a little,maybe used the bracketing??

thanks for help.

nick.


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2/21/2004 12:08:12 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Yes, most likely you have a thumb dial on the back of the camera to make adjustments for the exposure compensation controls. You could have also used bracketing, but they would really need to be bracketed over, instead of one under, one normal, and one over. So you would have needed to make one normal, one 1-stop over, one 2-stops over. Or some other combination of whole stops or half stops.
I enlarged the picture this time and I see by the guy swimming out that the sun is coming from an angle that more than I thought before.
This is one of those situations where you'll get to realize by looking at the scene, or by noticing the shutter speed the camera chooses seems kinda high, that you know to increase exposure some how to make what you want to come out correctly.


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2/21/2004 10:28:53 AM

 
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