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Photo Details and Comments - CC5032 - Young Hispanic couple, man and woman

Attractive hispanic latino young adult couple.
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Comments: This couple was seated in the shade of an outdoor gazebo with some good light flowing onto their faces from an open field - but not enough light to match the very bright background. I decided to overexpose the harsh, bright background a little to lessen the distraction but I still needed more light on the subjects. Some simple fill-flash was the quick and easy solution.

Using an SLR film camera in manual mode and an off-camera flash I set the camera exposure to overexpose the background by 2 stops and the flash unit to TTL Auto mode so it would "match" the camera exposure. Then I added a +1 stop adjustment to the flash to compensate for the bright background's effect on the flash - a bright backlight will sometimes cause the flash to underexpose it's intended subject. This kept the skin tones exposed properly but blew out the background enough so it wasn't too distracting.  HC

Technical data: Photo taken with tripod mounted Nikon SLR film camera & Nikkor 85mm f1.8 lens using existing outdoor light; couple in shaded area facing an open field. Approximate exposure 1/125 second at f8; fill-flash used - Fuji Sensia 100 transparency film rated normally at EI 100, processed normally. No lens filters were used. Film was scanned using a Minolta Dimage series film scanner. Photo file was routinely optimized with Photoshop on a Mac.

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