Shooting into the sun, with green grass?
I've been posting here a lot. That mean I'm really stressed out at work lol!
I have another question about shooting into the sun. I love this type of look, warm and whimsical-
They look simple to create, but all my attempts look odd:
From the raw photos, I dialed up the exposure, but couldn't dial up too much because the face would just appear from gray to light gray - not too helpful. In order to add some color to the face, and also to add warmth, I used dual tone in LR, with orange as the highlight. I couldn't add too much orange because the subjects are asian, and they'd look jaundiced with too much orange. If I counter the jaundice look with blue or purple in dualtone shadow, then the green grass' color would look too cold.
Without the people, I'd love for the grass to be yellower for the late afternoon warmth look. But I can't make the grass appear the way I'd like without making my subjects looking jaundiced.
Am I doing something wrong in post processing, or did I not expose properly when taking these shots? I "thought" I exposed for the face. I chose the center meter (the metering icon with a little dot in the center). Does center metering mean it exposes for the dead center of the frame, or the focus spot? I assumed the latter but now I'm worried it might just be dead center.
Or was the sun too harsh, and the whimsical look cannot be achieved under such lighting condition without a reflector or fill flash?