A&P daytime shooting ?'s

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  1. sm0ke

    sm0ke OT's Stargate expert.

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    On Sunday I get a day off and I am going to a creek area to see if i can snap some decent outdoor pictures. The problem I can forsee having is light. It will more than likely be pretty bright outside in the middle of the day.

    Is there anyway to compensate for this? I took a few pictures a couple days ago and most of them came out overexposed in the lighted areas but the shadows came out great.

    I just got a 300D with the OEM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens and UV protector. for $350

    any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. CRC

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    Go in the morning just after sunrise. The light is much better. Bring a tripod, otherwise don't go at all.
     
  3. mojito

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    theres lots of ways around this

    you can shoot at a differnt time of the day when there isn't as much contrast, us a neutral density filter, shoot for an exposure for the shadows, one for the highlights and even one for the mid tones then combine them in PS. you can also meter for the sky/sun and they will be properly exposed but you'll lose all shadow detail
     
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    I've done this, but have a hard time with things like tree branches against a bright sky. I can't make it look natural. Tips?
     
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    Catdrew Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    shoot sunrise/sunset
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

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    yep, or wait for an overcast day
     
  7. mojito

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    photomerge? That seems to just take the two images and balance the exposure :hs:
     
  9. mojito

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    PSCS2 i guess, merge to HDR

    but thats what it does, is take mutiple pictures of different exposure from the same perspective to balance it
     
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    my experience, fastest shutter speed...take it under exposed, work with shadows in PS a little bit. This was from a shoot at noon in the mountains of colorado without any cover = bright as FUCK.
     

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