Lighting from INT to EXT - Day
Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:55 AM
I'am having a problem with exposure when shooting from inside a patio/porch to and exterior garden. I'am shooting with a DV Canon XL1. In the way of lights i have 2 blondies and 3 red heads + gels. Unfortunately no HMI's. I was at location today playing around with the blondies directed towards the INT but still geting a massive blow out from the garden. Any tips on balancing the light out or at least reducing the exposure so i can still catch the details from both areas.
Thought some screenies might help. Although taken from outside you can see the shadow under the patio/porch. Black arrow is the direction of the photo.
Any help would e greatly appreciated.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 11:13 AM
oops, no windows. i guess i stopped reading at "inside". :-) well even more reason to use mirrors then, or just foamcore since it's so open.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 11:41 AM
PS all numbers are in feet!
Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:12 PM
In lieu of HMI's, reflectors are your best bet. "Shiny boards" diffused through frames of Opal or 250 can give a natural look in situations like this. You'll need several rigs from different directions to fill in the sapce naturally.
But the easiest workaround is to simply frame your shots where you don't have to compete against as bright a background. For closeups, you've got a lot of shaded foliage in the BG to work with...
Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:13 PM
I tried a few different methods you all suggested with some good results. We have decided to shoot late afternoon so the 'background hedge' is in shadow. That eliminates the over exposure and actually looks great. I then used reflection as you all suggested to spread some natural light on the subjects as i still had enough daylight to do so. Also worked very well and i can still have my hedge in the background
Thank you again for your help. I shoot this time next week so it was just in the nick of time.