I use an Olympus EM-10 with a Panasonic Lumix MFT lens. No other accessories apart from the build in flash.
I trained a situation in a restaurant to take a picture of the table inside with an outdoor background showing water and a village. I tried different options but without a satisfying solution. Either the background was overexposed or the foreground was underexposed; I could not find a balance. Below I try to show two examples.
I tried different options of which I believe are the more interesting ones:
- I tried to used the flash as I believed maybe this would be a situation to use a fill flash. Either the flash was too weak or my assumption is not accurate for the situation. I believe the flash sync speed is 1/60 s for my camera. I also tried slow flash or different manual options (full, 1/2, ...)
- I tried different options for the light meter hoping to be able to find balanced lighting (e.g. high f stop for shallow depth of field and using partial light metering on an area/spot)
- I tried Automatic mode. I focus on the foreground/background but this overexposes/underexposes the other ground.
- I tried to use Aperture or Shutter mode with above combinations (let's say I was desperate and was curious to practise/learn intuition)
I'd be happy if someone can let me know:
- Is there a way with my equipment to solve this issue?
- What additional equipment would I need if first question is negative? Or how would you approach this ?