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#1 anthony derose

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:01 PM

Quick question about exposing fire. First time doing a scene where the motivation is from a bon fire out in the woods. Know how I'm going to light though I'm worried about how hot (overexposure) the fire will be. Being that I'm going to be exposing for my subject will the fire blow out? I assume I'll be fine I'm shooting Vision 3 7219 pushed a stop. Just want to check because I don't want to have to worry about splitting the two.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:05 AM

It depends on how close the subject is to the fire and how many stops underexposed you can get away with making the face. If the fire is behind the person, then you'd probably expose more for the fire and let the person be silhouette. If the person is close to the flames, then they will be brighter and you won't have to overexpose the flames as much.

You have to judge exposure shot by shot to decide how much to bias for the flames versus the face being lit by the flames.
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