Sunlight behind the subject . . .

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  1. Ryan Hall

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    I'll be taking bridal portraits for a friend of mine in about a month and we'll probably taken them outdoors. I was wondering how do I compensate or correct for sunlight that is behind the subject without blowing out the sky, or underexposing her face and dress. Also, does anyone recommend a filter for this type of photography? I'll be shooting with a D80. Thanks ya'll!
     
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    You should expose for the background and use fill flash to expose the subject.
     
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    1. Use fill flash and/or reflectors. Expose for the bright sky and brighten your subject with the use of flash (preferably off camera) or use a reflector(s).

    2. Find shade.
     
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    Thanks for tips. I'll probably pose her so the natural light works well, and take the pictures when the sunlight is softer, later in the day. I'll have to look into these reflectors, though because I don't have one right now.
     
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    Or. Put your back to the sun. Or get an SB600 or 430EX.
     
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    Well, I've got an SB-26 which I've been pleased with. So I'll definitely use that to lighten up the subject.
     

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