Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by trippthompson, Nov 5, 2009.
I searched and did not really find a good aswer so if htis has been answered before I am sorry.
I googled it cause I wanted to know.
John Shaw's nature photography field ... - Google Books
Seems to cover it. I think he said spot meter the palm and open up one stop. I think he said overcast will have to be solid white (blown out?) because there will be no shadow detail though, and only on sunny days can you get a texture.
Just meter the scene and overexpose 2 stops, 3 if really bright sunny day. H
And don't bother with either if you're using a colour-aware meter.
When you use the palm trick, bear in mind that 1) you need to expose it in the same light as your subject or as near as possible and 2) the skin on your palm is rendered well on Zone VI so anything else in the subject area that has the same reading will look like the palm of your hand in a generally proper exposure. Not accounting for personal tastes. Adjust as necessary.
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