Location:At work, Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:As a team we all dressed up for Melbourne Cup day (despite being quite a long way from Melbourne). The boys wore suits and the girls wore frocks and fascinators (mostly).
With the bright windows in the background, I opted to take a light reading and then use manual exposure mode to make sure there were no inky shadows.
I bet $5 in the sweeps and won back $4. But it's okay, I plan to win the rest back on the pokies.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure: 1/60" @ f/22/10, ISO 400
- Crop slightly to centre the subject
- Recovery +100, fill light +15, blacks +15
- Temperature +280K, just to balance the cold flouro lighting
The wash-up:I would have gone for a slightly lower exposure. As it was, I had to use recovery a lot to bring back those highlights.
I also would have moved the guys over so there wasn't a cubicle wall in the shot (horror of bad composition).
What would you do?
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