Hi! So, I was down in Florida last week and my sister asked me last minute to do a sunrise beach photo for their christmas card (they just moved from IL --> FL). I said sure without really researching how to get it "right" before getting out there. So...this is what I came up with. I know the pin lights are like nails on a chalk board to people (including me), but all I had was my speedlight to use to brighten up the scene since it was pretty dark at sunrise. I struggled ALOT with trying to get the photo exposed correctly, took 80+ photos and this is the one they picked... one that I shot in auto. boo. So, now I am trying to make the best with what I got here. So...a few questions...
1. Any suggestions on what I can do to further PP it? PTE, but if you do, please let me know what you did so I can attempt to recreate. I have photoshop elements.
2. Also, what would you have done differently for a shot like this so I can learn for next time? (a reflector? difusser for flash? no flash?)
3. What should I have metered off of when working in manual? I just could not get it right and after blowing a bunch, I just switched to auto to make sure I had a few salvagable ones.
4. Any cc in general?
Sorry for the book. Thanks in advance if you have made it this far!
And a link to the large SOOC file incase anyone wants to see that instead...