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Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

I have Power Shot S80. Took this picture in daytime The room was not dark.  Need to know what the camera setting should have been for a scene like this.

 

 

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Re: Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

HDR
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Re: Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

No single setting will do it. You do not have the dynamic range for the shot. You have 3 choices:

HDR, as already mentioned, where you take multiple shots at different exosures.

Expose for outside the window, and leave the room darker than it is now.

Expose for the room and blow out the window.

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Re: Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

OR you use a flash to light the room to a similar brightness as the outdoor scene.

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Re: Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

But be aware of flash reflections from the window.

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@cicopo wrote:

OR you use a flash to light the room to a similar brightness as the outdoor scene.


This is tough to do with a camera mounted Speedlite.  Making the lighting look natural should require multiple studio strobes.

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Re: Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

Thanks, I did try that, but it also washed out some of the details from the view out of the window.

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@Need2know wrote:

Thanks, I did try that, but it also washed out some of the details from the view out of the window.


What did you try to do?

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Re: Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

????

Could you be more specific?

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Re: Settings for Backlit scene on Power Shot

What about shooting mode, ISO settings, flash on or off with ISO settings???

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