Newb - TL350 Shots coming out very "hot"

Started Jan 14, 2011 | Discussions thread
madmaxmedia Senior Member • Posts: 1,607
Camera exposure- tricky shot

Besides WB, this is a somewhat tricky shot for any camera autoexposure system to get right. The dark dirt is in the shadow, then you have a sunny background- so you either expose for the dirt and blow out the background, or you expose for the trees and get really dark foreground.

Since the dark foreground takes up 2/3 of the image, the camera exposed for that. Tilt the camera slightly so the trees take up most of the image, and the camera will likely expose for the brightly lit trees instead.

The camera has a HDR mode that will take 2 consecutive exposures and blend them together, for situations like this.

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