September 21, 2014 at 4:29AM

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Backlight Images

Dear friends,
How can one balance the light of an image that has two lighting? I mean if I take the subject that is backlight, the whole picture looks awkward with some part lit and rest dark? Even if I play with the exposure compensation, nothing happens?
What must be the camera settings other than HDR?
Kindly refer the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6mqzpjl5o1j8h4u/Light.JPG?dl=0

Cheers.
Anirban

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One thing that will help is to shoot your image in RAW mode. This will preserve the most amount of detail which you can pull back in post. You see once you compress an image such as a JPG, some detail is lost. However with a Raw image you can reclaim quite a bit of detail from the highlights and shadows that wouldn't have been possible in JPG.

Another thing to do is to reflect some light back onto the flowers. This can be as simple as taking a piece of white card and bouncing the light from the window back onto the subject. This will help to add a fill light.

Incorporating RAW and bouncing the light should get you the desired effect.

September 21, 2014 at 8:44AM

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Alex Quinn
Cinematographer / Drone Operator/ Editor/ Colorist
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Thanks Alex.

Anirban Ray

September 22, 2014 at 6:14AM

Watch this -- answers why this happens, and how to cure it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4dp8aC6c5Y

Good luck!

September 23, 2014 at 6:08PM

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Alex Zakrividoroga
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You're gonna want a camera with more stops of dynamic range.

Not too sure if DR applies for stills photography in the realm of terminology, as I've heard of in camera HDR. Good luck!

September 24, 2014 at 11:38AM

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Matt Bastos
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You just need a fill light or bounce on the roses. that way the background will be visible, and the roses will be darker but still with detail.

October 23, 2014 at 10:34AM

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