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#1 William Sanders

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:25 PM

What's the best way to expose for a landscape backlit by the sun? Should I expose for the sunny side and let my shaded areas go dark or expose for the shady side and split the exposure a bit?

Exposure is a taste but I don't know what to do when I have a wide shot that isn't taking place at sunset and I don't want the image to be silhouette plus I have no way to fill the shaded side in. But with exposing for the shaded side I don't want my background too hot.
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#2 Serge Teulon

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:39 AM

Hi William,

You need a book called the Negative by Ansel Adams.
and this link http://en.wikipedia....iki/Zone_system

Good luck!
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