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Overexposed sky

Rob Smith

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Have just shot some footage with a 550d which has come back with the sky badly blown out. I exposed correctly for the person in the shot but this meant the sky was too bright. When graded the highlights are not salvageable.


What can I do when I film it again? For the shots I'm getting a graduated filter isn't really going to work. I shot using the neutral picture style, I've heard about the cinestyle profile, will changing the profile help?


Also the day we shot it was misty and the sky was naturally white with clouds as opposed to a clear blue sky.


Hope someone can help

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If the contrast between your subject and the sky is beyond the capability of your camera to reproduce then one or the other has to be compromised. There are probably more options to increase the brightness of your subject (lighting, etc) than decrease the brightness of the sky.

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