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  • eurowing
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    Thank you for the responses!

    I found that using the mask function I can at least adjust brightness of the airplane only and not the background. That seems to help, too.

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  • mahagonny
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    Originally posted by eurowing View Post
    Hi,

    on a sunny day, shooting an airliner with a white fuselage, is there a good camera setting (Canon 80D) to avoid the fuselage turning out too bright when it's against a darker background (blue sky or dark ground)?

    Otherwise, I have to turn Highlights way down in lightroom and crank up the exposure, which makes the result less than ideal. Or is it just something I have to learn to process better in lightroom?

    See below for an example (before editing).

    Thanks!

    Denis

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    it is obvious that the exposure reading when shooting is influenced by many factors, including the method of exposure, background lighting and the size of the subject relative to the background. and many others that are not always easily evaluated during shooting.
    For this it is essential that in post-production you are able to read the histogram well.
    I'll add a tip. If you use photoshop, eliminate the saturation and you will have a histogram very similar to the tool that JP provides. Obviously it is always a good rule to check everything when uploading the photo.
    Regards and sorry for my bad english

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  • mahagonny
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    Originally posted by davepotter View Post
    Canon's have the tendency to overexpose. If using aperture or shutter priority, try underexposing by a 1/3 maybe even 2/3 in very bright conditions. If using manual however, you'll need to adjust your shutter/aperture/ISO settings to combat the overexposure issues.
    honestly it's the first time I've read about this feature of Canon (I've been using canon for many years).

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  • davepotter
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    Canon's have the tendency to overexpose. If using aperture or shutter priority, try underexposing by a 1/3 maybe even 2/3 in very bright conditions. If using manual however, you'll need to adjust your shutter/aperture/ISO settings to combat the overexposure issues.

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  • Alex - Spot-This !
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    Originally posted by eric0422 View Post
    ....As for how dark the background is, that's not important.
    Wrong. All image should be correctly exposed, not just the plane. To do so, the histogram and level/tones adjustment are your best friend.

    Regards

    Alex

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  • eric0422
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    The example has a very good lighting in my opinion, and the exposure on the fuselage is appropriate. That is what white fuselage looks like in the sun and it is normal. As for how dark the background is, that's not important.

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  • Can you avoid an excessively bright white fuselage?

    Hi,

    on a sunny day, shooting an airliner with a white fuselage, is there a good camera setting (Canon 80D) to avoid the fuselage turning out too bright when it's against a darker background (blue sky or dark ground)?

    Otherwise, I have to turn Highlights way down in lightroom and crank up the exposure, which makes the result less than ideal. Or is it just something I have to learn to process better in lightroom?

    See below for an example (before editing).

    Thanks!

    Denis

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1576.jpg Views:	0 Size:	587.6 KB ID:	1148743
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