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8th of June 2006 (Thu), 08:34
Okay, this will probably seem like a really stupid question, but how do you avoid the dark faces when taking photos of people in the sun? I was in vegas on the weekend and this was a real problem for me. I tried using flash but that didn't seem to help either.
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 10:10
fill flash ? i don't think it really hurts the image to much...since the background is so bright anyways.
8th of June 2006 (Thu), 11:43
nephets is correct in using fill flash. This takes some practise and getting used to but is worth it in the end.
While not always practical try to get your subjects into a more shaded area. This is where your fill flash will really shine.
Turning your subjects so that they face the sun will help with not having their faces dark but then you usually end up with subjects that are squinting.
If you meter for their faces then you will definitely have blown highlights in the background.
I just got back from Las Vegas and Phoenix and found out just how "hot" the sun can be there. Sometimes it is just too hard to avoid this if you are taking a quick shot.
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