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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:22 am 
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As the subject line implies, I'm wondering how I might get a good portrait of somebody in front of a lit Christmas tree with good lighting on the subject but still be able to see the lights on the tree. I think using the flash would overexpose the needles of the tree and drown out the lights. Thanks for any suggestions.

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I would have thought exposing for the tree and lights, and then using rear curtain flash for the subject...? i.e. dragging the shutter


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Either dragging the shutter, or shooting at a high ISO with the flash all the way turned down and shot through a sheet of aper/tablecloth.

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I will try this and get back to you, thanks for the advice.

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Use the slow sync mode or "night photo" mode on your camera to enable capturing the tree lights and the foreground people.


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Flash on, long shutter speed. That should work well.

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