Lighting for infant portraits

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
JamieRamage New Member • Posts: 21
Re: Lighting for infant portraits

Try exposing for the subject (baby) alone (use spot / center-weighted metering).  If the baby is dressed lighter than black cloth, the black cloth will then under-expose (appear dark black).  If the baby is dressed darker than a white cloth, the cloth may blow-out (go really white).  Usually our 'average' meter setting will do just that -average-out everything in the scene.  Darks try to brighten and brights darken, as the camera attempts to bring everything to 'grey'.

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