Reviewing the exposure lock shots


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Reviewing the exposure lock shots

So you may recall when we were out in the field and we're talking about being able to locking the exposure on a particular area in the scene. So I have an extreme example for you here. You might recall these shots that we took of Samara. She was standing in the shade of a tree, and we had a nice bright background. So the original shot where we didn't do anything, the camera exposed for the background, and that's a very logical thing to do. It is the dominant lighting of the scene and I had no idea really that we wanted a picture of Samara too.

Now on the second shot I actually pointed the camera down near her feet and locked in the exposure using Exposure Lock, pressed the shutter halfway, and that also allowed me to lock in the focus on her right here. And this is the shot we got. So now we have Samara properly exposed, but the background is way blown out, and this is what you're dealing with in contrast-y situations. Unless you use supplemental lighting, such as a flash...

Reviewing the exposure lock shots
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