A&P How to prevent from blowing out highlights?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. I have a problem with interior photos, that trying to adjust to the room, I often blow out the windows.... I've thought of HDR but I can't figure out how to do it -- and it's embarrassing to take photos this way...

    So how do I not blow out highlights, yet keep the room decently lit?
     
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  3. Along those lines... would a neutral density filter possibly work too?
     
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    no i mean is that what your pics look like? shooting towards the light source?
     
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    over light the entire room to match the outside light?
     
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    expose the room correctly where the highlights arent blown, and then bounce fill flash. and also you can even accent some other items with flash as well.
     
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    fill the room with xenon gas - its denser than air so the refractive coefficient is much lower and will therefore compress the dynamic range of reflected light passing through it.
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    Science crooo :h5:
     
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    giant sheet of nd gel over the window :eek5:
     
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    but srsly shoot it in the evening or use it to your advantage and go for a high key look :dunno:
     
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    Is this for photos for Real Estate agents? I'm just getting into that and I have two flashes now and finding I need a 3rd and 4th. If it's a very large room, I've seen some of the better photographers in the field using 6-8 flashes.
     
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    learn to meter correctly :hsughno:
     
  15. Scott Hargis uses up to 8-9 flashes for his photos :eek3:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotthargis
     
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    Meter for the windows and use flash to bring everything else up.
     
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    I said this in post 5, and everyone ignored me.


    It's really not that hard.

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