I photographed these Grizzlies at a wildlife sanctuary which is home to two orphaned Grizzlies who could not be returned to the wild.. they have 5 acres of land to roam about on...
Anyway, it seems that they only come out to play in the water mid-day when the light is harsh and they prefer to play in the backlit pond instead of the front lit pond, so I just position myself as best as I can.
My last two sets of photos have all had harsh black shadows on one side and/or other parts of the bear and I just can't seem to get the exposure right... (and shadows and exposure, curves in LR does not seem to help much) Is it possible for me to do so with different camera settings or do I just have to keep returning and wait for the day that I can photograph them in better lighting? I like the positions I can capture the bears in...
Manual SS 1600 A F8 iso 2800 (auto iso) exp bias +.67 because -1 wasn't working
Manual SS 1250 A F8 iso 1100 (auto iso) exp bias +.3 because -1 wasn't working
[I]Manual SS 1000 A F5.6 iso 220 (auto iso) exp bias -1 (the best of the bunch I think)
[I]Manual SS 1600 A F8 iso 220 (auto iso) exp bias -.67
Why are my colours so wonky and the exposure all over the place?
Aperture Priority SS 500 iso 400 exp bias -1... Which didn't work either because the shutter speed was too low.
I set out to try and use a shutter speed of at least 1600 and an aperture of F8, intending to use -1 Exp. bias all the way through but since I kept seeing those dark black shadows I started experimenting with the exposure compensation to a positive value... but that did not work either.
I just remembered that I used matrix metering instead of spot metering so perhaps that is part of the problem?
Thank you in advance.