Metering on White Egrets

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ThrillaMozilla Veteran Member • Posts: 5,036
Re: Metering on White Egrets

I shoot egrets too.  They're just plain hard.  They usually look better if nothing is clipped.  There are some methods you can use.

1. Spot meter on the egret, if your camera has a small enough spot.  Then you can use some stops of exposure compensation.  Like maybe 2 or 3 or 4.  You'll have to figure that out by trial and error.

2. Meter off a white or gray card or a white shirt or something, and set exposure compensation appropriately.  You'll just have to figure it out for deep shade.

3. Bracket.

4. Trial and error.  Use blinkies/zebras/histograms.

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