Here's a frequent situation: I'm shooting a portrait outside in daylight and my subject is standing against a brightly lit background, such as a city panorama. My camera can perfectly capture either the city or the subject, but not both. Things I've tried so far to fix this:
- Use flash. In this case close by objects are illuminated as well and I get all the issues of using flash.
- Shoot a series with bracketing on a tripod. The result looks good but I get the typical HDR "glow" and it's tricky at low shutter speeds.
- Shoot the background first, then shoot the subject in it. In this case Lightroom fails to properly stitch an HDR photo and I get a "ghost" image.
So how do I solve this issue? Do I need to use Photoshop or is there a Lightroom feature/plugin I can use?