Overexposed Windows

Discussion forum for techniques and issues relating to the creation of panoramic and/or "mosaic" images

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Post by Jean » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:25 am

I'm attempted to light a kitchen for a cooking show video. I did a test shoot a couple of weeks ago to assess camera angle/location, lighting, and audio needs. I quickly discovered that the three windows provide great natural light but totally blow out my picture. When I attempt to adjust by adding an ND filter, I lose the details of the show host. I need to some how filter the light coming in from the windows.

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Post by Wolverine@MSU » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:44 am

You could try putting those plastic sheets on the windows that are used to retard heat transfer through the windows as an energy saving measure. I know they come in different densities and it may take more than one layer to reduce the light levels sufficiently. Of course it will also result in a reduction of the amount of "natural light" coming through that illuminates your scene.

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