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Figuring out Auto Settings

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Hey guys, trying to figure out if I changed some settings by accident, or if anyone knows how I can get back to this "halo" glowing background look. I run a video series and trying to keep the look consistent. I have attached two images of how the shoots have look in the past, one of what the setup looks like, and another of how it looks currently.

 

I appreciate any answers. Thanks y'all.

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Looks like the aperture is smaller in the latter pics.

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The current picture is exposed lower overall and I think that the background isn't as well lit either. To get consistent results in a studio setting, keep away from all auto settings and document the whole set-up so you can see what has changed when you don't get the same results.

The halo effect is a result of the white background working as a reflector and is dependent on lots of light. Your BTS shot looks like a spotlight has slipped in it's fitting and lights the background below the picture area.



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The first two images look like they're over exposed slightly, and they're lit from their right, whereas the bottom image doesn't look like he's lit by anything, and is under exposed slightly. Are the subjects the same set up outside of camera?



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well if you're on all auto, you probably changed the metering method on your camera. I was maybe on "spot" to start with, taking it's reading from the face, then you may have changed it to centre-weighted or matrix, so it takes an overall reading.







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