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Old 07-12-2007, 21:08   #1 (permalink)
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I tried to take a photo of a white flower at dusk. The soil is quiet dark and so no matter what I tried I over exposed the flowers. I had no choice of the time for the flowers only last a day. What should I do to avoid the over exposure
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Re: Over exposure

Meter for the brightest part of the image.

If you have spot metering it is the best way, but if not, centre weighted from a fairly close distance will have to do. You can then bracket and will almost certainly get the result you want.

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Re: Over exposure

Also shoot in "RAW" that allows you some recovery of detail
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Re: Over exposure

If all else fails make a mental note of the aperture and exposure. Then try in manual with shorter exposure and/or smaller aperture. It might take a few gos but keep trying.
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Shoot in manual and raw, spot meter on the flower
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Re: Over exposure

Spot meter on the flower, lock the exposure using AE lock, recompose and shoot.
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