- Animal & wildlife
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- 1/250s f/2.8 ISO 200 50mm
The section with the horse is very nice and you do have the entire grey scale in the shot but, I would have to agree with everyone on the brightness outside the framed horse.28 June 2014
I think the answer is "with difficulty" :)Helpful 1 27 June 2014
There is an inherent problem in that the background is brightly lit, but the horse is the opposite, thus giving you a very wide tonal range - wider than that of the camera's digital sensor.
I suppose the traditional approach would be to get more light on the horse by, eg, using a reflector, and to get less light on the background by choosing a time of day when the light is coming towards the horse and the background is in shade. Also trying to avoid any sky appearing in the frame. It would also probably help to choose an overcast day, with less extremes of light and shade.
A more modern technical approach would be to use HDR - and hope that the horse doesn't move in the split second between exposures.
Or you could cheat and take two shots, one exposed for the horse and one exposed for the background, then in Photoshop, select out the bit with the horse in it and cut & paste it onto the same place in the shot exposed for the background. In this particular case you have a blurry black surround to the horse so the selection operation should be relatively easy, using Feathering if necessary to help the blending in.
If the variation in light and shade is not extreme you might be able to lighten the shadows and darken the light areas post producrion on the RAW file and still retain detail in these extreme areas.
I hope this helps.
1 27 June 2014