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Old 16-05-2007, 12:14   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

As the title suggests this is my first post so forgive me if this question seems stupid and/or has been asked a thousand times before but........

When taking shots with backlit subject, ie person in front of sunny window etc I am a little confused about which is the best approach. So far I have had best results by changing from evaluative metering to centre weighted - is this the advised solution? My camera (EOS 400D) also has AE lock function so I guess I could use this in addition to centre weighted metering?

Basically - am I on the right track or have I missed the point completely?

By the way - great forum and site, new to the hobby at this level and have already spent many hours pouring over posts, tips advise etc.

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Hi Tim - welcome to Pixalo. You are on the right track Spot metering would be even more accurate, but as long as the centre weight is not 'seeing' any of the bright window you should be fine.

Exposure lock is more intended for situations when you are going to take a lot of shots with the same lighting/exposure requirements and enables you to concentrate on the shot.
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Graham (Dabhand) has it here, centre weighted or spot metering would be the best choices, but if you really want, you could meter for both the sky outside the window (if that was the situation), and the person or subject, and combine the images to get a more rounded effect, although sometimes this can look a little drastic or 'unnatural'.
But for now you are certainly going in the right direction. Good luck and hope to see some of your shots soon!

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Brilliant - thanks guys. Will keep trying and post some pics soon.
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