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Shmuel Guttman

Shoot Silhouettes Against a Sunset

Why some product are unaccetable ?

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3/25/2004 12:45:18 PM

Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002

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3/25/2004 1:01:47 PM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  He means why they aren't turning out right.

Shooting into the sunset, the camera is fooled by the brightness of the sun and it causes an exposure that makes the rest of the scene too dark, so the silhouette blends in with everything else surronding it.
You will have to increase the exposure so that the sky and anything else that has the bright oranges and reds, will contrast well with the shadow of the silhouette.
So if you increase the exposure 1&1/2 f-stops, you'll have a better defined shadow and the sunset won't be too dark.

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3/25/2004 1:30:00 PM

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