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Poring Over the Footage

Shooting against a bright sky is always tough, especially with video. Unlike with a raw photo, it’s difficult to recover the highlights and lift the shadows. For this shot, I composed the shot so the sun was not in the frame. I then carefully metered the shot (by looking at my histogram on camera). I exposed so the tree and the sky were not over- or underexposed. This allowed me to darken the sky and lighten the tree in my editing application for a better end shot.

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