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In this picture the Heron was properly exposed against the dark background. Notice how rich this photo looks.

Other than a slight color enhancement, this is how it looked directly from the camera.

Remember, even when they are all correctly exposed some pictures will look more vibrant than others. A good HDRI program will take care of most of your flat picture problems. For now; Google the term “HDRI software.” In the not too distant future I will offer some for sale through my site.

Here are a few shots that were properly exposed regardless of how dark or bright the background is.

Odd angles and unique perspectives of your subjects make for interesting photos.

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