Exposure Balancing


Balancing the exposure on the subject ( Angler and Snook ) while keeping the backdrop ( the Sky ) properly exposed can prove to be a challenge

Careful adjusting the f-stop and shutter speed coupled with flash output will yield the least blowout in the highlights ( bright areas )

These highlights are usually first visible on fish skin and angler skin ( bright areas ); you don’t want highlights robbing the data from the file

So expose for your sky first and then slowly introduce flash increments into the image to expose for remaining subjects and maybe even consider using modifiers to soften the light

For the survival of the fish, set your camera with the correct setting and flash outputs first

Lure here was CAL shad tail in gold rush color – courtesy of : www.doalures.com

Rick De Paiva