Hi Gail, These photos are great! I have a quick question for you - on the second picture where your niece is sitting in the grass with the sun to her back, did you use a fill flash for that shot? I'm trying to understand how to better take backlit shots and not have their faces be too dark or too washed out by my flash. I'm learning slowly... :)Thanks,Jessica Stierwww.MomShots.com
Jessica--I did not use any flash on these photos. I did have to expose for her face. To do that, I get up close, fill my camera frame with her face and take a meter reading with my camera. Get the right settings back up and compose. Using this method, I know that some parts of my shot may be over or under exposed. But I am okay with that because I know that her face (the most important part of a portrait) will be exposed correctly. That is the trade-off with extreme lighting. Hope that helps.
That helps a ton! Thanks. I will try that method very soon. :) I love backlit photos and am excited to figure them out!
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