White Stuff - Shooting tips & tricks for lots of white (or black)
Does any know any tips and tricks for taking pictures with lots of white (or black) in the frame? Here are a couple of tips that I use:
1. Metering off blue skies - this invloves point the camera up towards the sky to set my exposure and then (with manual exposure set) point my lens back at my subject for focus and shooting. Note that this requires shooting in manual mode, for best results...
2. Another trick is "exposure +2" adjustment - this involves intentionally over-exposuring my sensor by +2 stops, whilst point my lens at a predominantly white frame (like snow or an overcast sky). Note that this also requires shooting in manual mode, for best results...
3. Metering off exposed green - this involves pointing the camera up towards a predominantly green scene (like a field), setting my exposure and then (with manual exposure set) pointing my lens back at my subject for focusing and shooting. I usually have my camera on manual for this, and would suggest you do same...
4. I know that a grey card is also a good solution for this but I have to admit that I do not use this very often...
I hope you find these helpful. I would appreciate any feedback you might have.
Also, does anyone else have any other tips that work as well as these or perhaps even better? Please do share... It is so much more fun to share!
Photo credits: Edosaodaro.
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