photos blown out using natural light in doors

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  1. TCampbell

    TCampbell Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    BTW, when I use "natural" light (a bit of a misnomer because I even use reflectors to manipulate that light) I have a giant black tablecloth that I purchased specifically to bring on food photographer shoots. I hang this up over windows, etc. and I will use this to block out light source that create light or reflections that I don't want.


     
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  2. redbourn

    redbourn No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks.

    The black backdrop is interesting!
     
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    The pictures just look to me like the needs some Curves Adjustment and maybe a little boost in clarity.
     
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    redbourn No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Will give it a try, thanks. Camera, LR and PS is a big learning curve!

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    There was talk of using a light meter and I saw a free one today, and the reviews seem very good.

    Will play with it and it will give me some practice using the camera on the manual setting.

    Michael

    LightMeter Free - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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    I also do not like celery, but the rubber bands they come with are great for zoom creep. You can add some shadow or contrast in post-processing. That will help. If your computer handles Apps, there is a free one called "Photoshop Express" that handles highlights very well.
     

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