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Old 04-16-2011, 02:08 AM
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how to improve the lighting..

i want an advice about lighting in this picture..seriously..i'm still not satisfied for this pic..i think it's overexposed..can i have any advice here...

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Old 04-16-2011, 10:31 AM
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shot in jpeg or RAW?
with RAW, it can be pp to your liking.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:45 PM
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in general if you want to emphasize light on your subject (in this case a kid), shoot against a darker background. but if you really really like this kinda bright background, and want to preserve details in both background and foreground(your subject). meter the background and use a fill-in flash for your subject.

perhaps you might want to read up on 'camera metering'. hope this helps.
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for me it looks alright, the subject is a little under-exposed in fact.

looks like you didn't use flash. only way i can think of is to use flash to fill the subject.

your background no choice, you go any faster shutter speed and you may lose out the tree while the sky may show more details.

in photography, sometimes we have to sacrifice and balance out the shadows / highlights as best we can.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:49 PM
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For me, composition is everything. A great photo tell a story, a perfect technique ones sometime wont make a great photo... just my 2 cent
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Tq for the comment..all will be noted..thanx guys..!!
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Either you fill flash using on(on body) or off(wireless) camera flash.

But the easiest and the best(in my opinion) way is to recompose your shot.
In your shot, I think your camera is angled a little upward, is it?
Try to angle it a little downward, don't include the sky but ground. You may try wide angle and a closer focus distance to emphasize the wide angle perspective.
Or angle it to the eye level of the baby, fill the whole background by tree(the part with leaves and tiny holes that let sunlight passes through) with a tele lens with large aperture. The you will have a nice green background with a lot of beautiful circular bokeh.
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