A&P Is there a way I could've 'saved' this pic?

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  1. violator

    violator New Member

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    Was it possible for me to take the picture in such a way so that my car wouldn't have been so dark? The car was in between me and the sun, and I took the picture at maybe 4 PM. The camera I used was a Canon a70
     
  2. redna

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    You could have brightened the car up by using a fill flash.
     
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    i can't really answer your question, except to say not to take a pic where the subject is between you and the sun....but i did mess with it in photoshop a bit. and this is what i came up with.

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    i don't know if that's better or not, because it's kind of tricking the viewer into thinking you took a better picture then you actually did. maybe i could have toned down the brighter reds a bit..but i thought i'd post it anyways.


    *edit* looks like someone beat me to it :cool:
     
  5. redna

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    you can correct this in PS by using the selection tool of your choice (quick mask, lasso, etc) and selecting everything but the drivers window. Then while selected adjust the car using curves or levels.
     
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    Spot meter the car.
     
  7. Jcolman

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    Exactly. Fill flash is your friend in backlighting. Also shooting later in the day would help. The biggest problem I have with the shot however is the composition. The tree coming out of the hood totally messes up the shot. Moving the camera around to the left a bit would have helped.
     
  8. pixelchemist

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    take two shots.. one exposed for the sky and one for the car and blend them in photoshop

    you can make some amazing shots that way
     
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    Like everybody else was saying, this could have been avoided with fill flash. However, you can still try to save the pic if you have some time and p-shop.

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    Here's what I came up with

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  10. BCB

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    How to save the photo

    I'm not familiar with the A70, but if the camera has exposure compensation (EV) you could have saved the photo by using positive exposure compensation (+0.7 or greater). Also, if you can control the f-stop, a larger f-stop (smaller aperture) would have controlled the amount of background light - combined with the positive exposure compensation this would have increased the light in the foreground and decreased the light in the background.
     
  11. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Fill flash or setup a reflector to fill in the car. Either that or double expose and blend in photoshop. BTW where was that taken?
     
  12. violator

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    it was taken on Treasure Island, at the 2nd Annual NorCal Integra/RSX meet.
     

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