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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:27 am 
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Hello All,

I am new to dslr and have a sony a200 with kitlens 18-70mm.

My question is how do i get a nice picture if i want to take a photo of something that hangs near a window. i was recently in a church were
beside the windows mourningboards hang. But when i take a picture, the side next to the window is to light. is there any teqnick to avoid this??

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This problem is usually caused by the wrong "thing" being metered.

I recommend switching to "Spot Metering" mode, and meter your subject (as you would focus on it as it's in the center of the frame)

This way your camera will expose for your subject and not for the vast amount of light elsewhere...

You are more than likely to encounter a low-light situation, so possible solutions can be:

-Increase your ISO. Bare in mind this will cause noise and can potentially harm your image if you use something higher than 800-1600...
-Fire your flash. Can potentially darken the background, unless you expose for the scene normally, and then fire the flash as a fill-in flash. This can cause motion blur if your shutter is somewhere less than 1/60th of a second.
-Use a tripod to eliminate the risk of camera shake at a slower shutter speed. Keep in mind that motion blur is still at risk...

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