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Old May 4th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #31
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Re: How do you handle BAD backlighting??

Hi Bernard

My wedding 3 weeks ago I had to do just what you said and deliberately under-expose the faces!!!

Sometimes exposing on the background and leaving the couple intentionally a little under exposed works better than totally blowing out the background as you still tend to get one side of their faces over-exposed!!

In Sony Vegas all I do is invert the image which creates a "negative picture" and correct the masked area and then just invert again to bring it back..that way you get the faces almost right and the background is still viewable...however you do lose resolution on an under-exposed image so it's STILL better to change camera angles if you can!!

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