nature as a backdrop

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my best friend was visiting recently from her now-home in the big city (toronto). she asked me to take some photos of her to take back to her city friends that showcased her wild-country roots - of course i was happy to oblige. we headed down to a place we used to swim as kids, here are a few of the results. i did play with the colour a little, just for fun.


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thanks for looking!
 
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Nice job Nicole. In terms of the first shot you could have also utilized your pop up flash to kill some of the ambient and/or it would look really good with a curves adjustment in p.shop to de-emphasize the highlights.
 
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When I saw the first pic I knew it was shot with a D80.

Tip: Turn exposure down to -1 as soon you walk out the door and shoot in raw.
Settings: colour 1a and saturation +

The shots are great but the camera overexposes.
 
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could you really tell right away they were taken with a d80? i usually under expose to compensate, i know there is a way to turn down the exposure but i can't figure out how to do it. i also did use a flash but i must've had it turned down too low to balance out the backlighting (sb-600). thanks for the tips everyone.
 
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Usually in this situation I put the camera in A-mode, set camera at -0.7 or -1.0.
Set the flash in TTL mode and also underexpose -1.0.

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This way the camera takes care of the background and the flash takes care of the model.
 
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