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    Hi folks - recently I was inside a house that was open to the outside where it was very bright - the photos were too dark relative to the inside of the house, there were no details visible - what is the trick to getting some detail of the inside (not underexposed) while not overexposing the outside?:thumbup:
     
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    Flash, lotsa flash.
     
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    Raising your iso, photoshop and adjust brightness.
     
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    but don't you find when you adjust the brightness in pp that it brings out a lot of grain in the dark areas?
     
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    Yep but sometimes it isn't that bad if you don't over adjust it.
     
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    That's not going to work.

    The problem isn't the ability to expose the interior at all, the problem is the differential between the light outside and the light inside. Our cameras do not have the same dynamic range of light sensitivity as the human eye, so to expose the inside, the outside gets washed out... to expose the outside, the inside dark (or black).

    A flash can and will help with this... but it can take quite a bit of light inside to counteract the outside, depending on circumstances.

    Your options are:

    - Flash
    - Create a composite image from multiple exposures
    - HDR (a sort of automated composite image)
    - Invent better photographic technologies

    :)
     
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