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Postby blue-eden » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:07 am

Only the one built into my camera. But I know that if it's on "O" when I meter off my subject's cheek, I have to overexpose by a stop or so for Caucasian skin to compensate. So I push the meter so it's "exposed to the right" (ie. the right of zero).
I shoot Nikon, which has exposure like this as a default
+........0.........-
and I've switched it around to read like a Canon meter. I just prefer it that way.

So Nikon shooters who have not switched their meters, it would actually be "exposed to the left".
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Postby victoria_1024 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:02 pm

Basia, yep Tasha and Blue are correct! Properly exposed, great light, and correct white balance. When I'm looking for the best place to take pictures, the families always say things like "that would be a nice background", but I'm looking at where the light would be the best. It's seriously all about the light. :)

I actually did very little photoshopping to those images. I corrected the WB in ACR and then did a slight s-curve adjustment, but that's seriously about it. Possibly in a couple I sponged the background a little bit to bring out more color.

I just use the meter that's in my camera and expose to the right. I look at my histogram A LOT.
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Postby basia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:19 pm

Thank you ladies :) this is very helpful
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Postby **Tasha** » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:14 pm

blue-eden wrote:Only the one built into my camera. But I know that if it's on "O" when I meter off my subject's cheek, I have to overexpose by a stop or so for Caucasian skin to compensate. So I push the meter so it's "exposed to the right" (ie. the right of zero).
I shoot Nikon, which has exposure like this as a default
+........0.........-
and I've switched it around to read like a Canon meter. I just prefer it that way.

So Nikon shooters who have not switched their meters, it would actually be "exposed to the left".


THANK YOU!

Now, you wanna tell me the secret for Tyren's skin? :rofl:
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Postby blue-eden » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:40 pm

**Tasha** wrote:
blue-eden wrote:Only the one built into my camera. But I know that if it's on "O" when I meter off my subject's cheek, I have to overexpose by a stop or so for Caucasian skin to compensate. So I push the meter so it's "exposed to the right" (ie. the right of zero).
I shoot Nikon, which has exposure like this as a default
+........0.........-
and I've switched it around to read like a Canon meter. I just prefer it that way.

So Nikon shooters who have not switched their meters, it would actually be "exposed to the left".


THANK YOU!

Now, you wanna tell me the secret for Tyren's skin? :rofl:


Don't expose to the right!!! LOL!
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