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JASPERIMAGE
25 May 2006 - 11:57 AM

Hi there, looking for some, probably basic, assistance with regard to Exposure and Metering.
I am using a a Canon 350D, Sigma 10-20 and Polarising Filter.
When using Aperture Mode if I meter on the darker foreground the sky is burned out, if I meter on the sky the foreground is dark.In both instances the view pre shot with the filter shows lovely detail to the clouds and sky.
I am new to this game so would appreciate any assistance on this matter.

Thanks

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patters
patters  101786 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 12:02 PM

I set manual with a filter and practice, generaly, i get a setting that says expose x higher or lower. I'd experiment.

andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
25 May 2006 - 12:08 PM

I would try here


LOL..........

Chris_H
Chris_H  101472 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 12:42 PM

You will need to use a grad if you want to bring down the exposure so that you can record detail in both the sky and land.

Set the camera in manual mode meter off a mid tone for the land, now measure the difference in stops between the land and sky.
Set the exposure for the land and use an ND grad filter to balance out the difference for sky.

You could work in AV mode and use the filter but the problem is your camera then averages out the whole exposure so you dont get the best out of using the grad.

Chris

c_evans99
c_evans99  117013 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 12:51 PM

Err you don't necessarily need to use a grad (the weren't de rigeur last time I checked), you can get acceptable exposure in all parts of the frame by taking the average of the two... no I'm off before someone shouts 'burn the heretic'

spaceman
spaceman  105168 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 1:20 PM

Seize him. Throw him to the sheep.

Snapper
Snapper  93771 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 1:27 PM

That's a bit harsh! Send him to Llandyfriog instead, they've had some exposure problems there that need sorted out!

Chris_H
Chris_H  101472 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 1:37 PM


Quote: "She walked back and fore completely naked - I went to get my video camera to record the incident.



c_evans99
c_evans99  117013 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 1:39 PM

I am on a mission from God... Lo Ceri, he said unto me, go forth into the readers' gallery and seek ye those who useth the ND grad, and yea even unto those who useth one when shooting when side lit into a clear blue northern sky... let three numbers denote the filter of the beast for they are human numbers they are 2, 4 and 8

jimthistle73
25 May 2006 - 2:08 PM

And Lo! The Lord smiteth these devil's implements from the hands of the worshippers of the false exposure causing them to fall upon the ground. A terrible wailing and gnashing of teeth was heard from the Cokin users as their ND grads were scratched beyond repair whilst those who had splashed out on Hi-tech and Lee did calmly bring forth their micro-fibre cloths and did smugly wipe the dust away.
Hereendeththelesson.

spaceman
spaceman  105168 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 2:16 PM

Why do I expect to hear the voice of Rod Serling at any moment?

jimthistle73
25 May 2006 - 2:19 PM

The twilight zone uses only tobacco grads.

spaceman
spaceman  105168 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 2:21 PM

No, you're thinking of Hell.

c_evans99
c_evans99  117013 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2006 - 2:22 PM

Isn't twilight just another way of saying 'golden hour'?

jimthistle73
25 May 2006 - 2:25 PM

Not according to Gregory Crewdson...

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