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Photography in a hangar

Old 20th Nov 2020, 12:14
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Originally Posted by Paul Lupp View Post
There is no one right answer with the limited information we have. If the OP is also a software wizard and has appropriate programs, it may be possible to use electronic "dodge and burn" techniques. I could do this in years gone by by moving my hands under the enlarger when printing, but with digital I simply have no idea how to achieve the same.

We also do not know the difference in light levels between outdoors and inside the hanger etc etc, or how "critical" the shot is - "for fun", for commercial use in advertising etc, whether or not it is practical to bring along a selection of studio lighting to try to balance light levels etc etc
The OP's posts suggest no control over the environment. It follows that different exposures will be required for different parts of the aircraft. The only remaining question is whether that's better done in the camera with HDR (if it has that ability) or using something like Photoshop to combine the differently-exposed shots.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 10:00
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We also do not know the difference in light levels between outdoors and inside the hanger etc etc, or how "critical" the shot is - "for fun", for commercial use in advertising etc, whether or not it is practical to bring along a selection of studio lighting to try to balance light levels etc etc
The shots are 99% fun taken at lunch or tea break for historic records, the hangar has had aircraft like the CL-44D half in half out, the Canadian Lancaster and numerous airliners for dismantling. They linger in the doorway until the tail is removed and then dragged in to be consumed. Marine one has also been in, unfortunately I wasn't allowed.

The hangar is second world war vintage so until recently the doors were complete metal and only windows around the top. Lighting is poor and the front door faces South so gets sun or light most of the day which burns away at your tail in the shot.
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