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Old 12-06-2008, 10:19 AM
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Re: Need help with photos

Thanks so much to all I love what you did and surely need the advice I have purchased cs3 but haven't a clue I am trying to learn out of necessity I am trying to get back my studio lost in Katrina and lost my retoucher also so now what can I do.. I do alot of pageant ( I know I know) work as well as other but with all new equipent I feel lost.Thanks bunches I love this forum the only place I have found with true talent Pat
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:41 PM
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Re: Need help with photos

Heres a different angle, try fixing it while you shoot, kick ambient back in from behind using reflectors, not your on camera flash. You camera metered for some of the background light and yielded a darker foreground illumination.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:44 AM
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At last something constuctive and not as mean as usual still a little bite but toned down . I appreciate oh master.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:11 AM
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Re: Need help with photos

I think you should spotmeter and use the AEL Automatic Exposure Lock. And the suggestion of kicking some more ambient light back in with reflectors is good. Better than flash. Diffused fill beats point-sourced harsh shadows. Anyway your flash seems to have fired but didn't have enough impact. So if you insist on flash fill you could get a bigger flash. Or you could dial in an exposure compensation of about +1,5F/stop.
If you shot RAW you'd have a couple stops latitude either way.
And you could end up with something like this, before & after.
With a higher res image I might have attempted some more close-up touch ups.
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