A&P exposing foreground and background?

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    So on the 40D when i press the AE* button while pointing at an object in the foreground it washes out the sky when the picture is taken. The exact opposite happens when i press the AE* button pointing the camera at the sky. The foreground becomes a silluotte <sp>.

    Is it possible to expose for both equally and how do i go about doing this? Is a flash necessary?
     
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    mylegacy412 OT Supporter

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    flash will solve this problem


    in a nut shell.

    set the camera's exposure for the bright background (so as to not blow it out)
    then set the flash's power to expose the foreground
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    So the camera does not have the ability to expose for both?
     
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    mylegacy412 OT Supporter

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    you can only have 1 exposure per photo so...no
    u can do it w/out flash if ur good at photoshop and merging photos together and all that mess.
     
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    I am a Nikon user but I'm pretty sure Canon does the same. For fill flash in daylight conditions the proprietary flashes like the 580EX I'm pretty sure can flash to fill in for above high speed synchs up to 1/8000's of a second.

    Basically use your camera manually with flash. Shutterspead will control ambient light while Aperature will control DOF AND flash. The flash in TTL should be able to compensate. You may have to up the ISO if it is too bright outside and you want to dim ambient light and let in more fill flash.

    I'm GUESSSING for middle of the day with sun overhead. F/8 1/250sec ISO 100 would be what you would see. Quicken the shutterspead to dark ambient but be sure to set your flash sync speed to match(not sure how to do this on Canon).
     
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    split neutral density filter
     
  7. FlashhslaF

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    hmm, i think need to experiment to see what you are saying. thanks for the help
     

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