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Metering for a backlit portrait

 
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Jul 24, 2008 04:35 |  #1

I am doing a maternity shoot and want to create a sillhouette of the pregnant woman using a large window as the back lighting and I am just wondering where I should meter?

I sort have got it worked out in my head but just need confirmation.

I intend to meter for the window as then anything else will stay darker.!! :rolleyes:

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Jul 24, 2008 05:02 |  #2

Meter for the window.


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Jul 24, 2008 05:02 |  #3

That's what I'd do!




  
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Jul 24, 2008 08:29 |  #4

I also heard that you should be on partial metering...read it in a silhouette thread.


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Jul 24, 2008 09:54 |  #5

I had a try earlier n metered for the window but it didnt seem to go right :S

My light meter seemed to be giving me lots of bizarre readings today anyway.

At least now I know I was actually doing the right thing to start with so maybe just need to master it!!


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Jul 24, 2008 10:20 as a reply to  @ MagicallyDelicious's post |  #6

set your camera to spot meter... focus on the woman, while hold the shutter half way down aim your camera to the bright window and press the exposure lock button, recompose and shoot.


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