Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/07

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Subject: [Leica] Help!
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 09:16:18 -0500
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Various techniques to control "dark" subject values:
1) Bracket exposures
2) Set your camera to "spot metering" and meter the subject
3) Place your dark subject on a dark background - meter normally
4) Learn, understand and test - using the zone system

I recommend #4

George Lottermoser
george at

On Oct 7, 2009, at 3:30 AM, James Laird wrote:

> I need to take some shots of kittens to help find them a good home.
> Normally not a problem but two of them are coal BLACK. I've never had
> good luck taking pictures of black cats or dogs. Any advice would be
> appreciated.
> Jim
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