Originally posted by jello_g
Dark subject with bright background. Most cameras have problems in this case. Your picture is no exception. It's too dark (under exposed). You can fix this by manually compensating with +EV. Or if your camera is capable, spot meter a neutral gray area on the subject. Failing that, you can use an external handheld metering device to read ambient light falling on the subject.
I used the exposure suggested by the external meter. I posted this angle because you don't see the M coupe from this angle very often. I have a pic of 3/4 rear with the yellow keg backdrop, but lets face it... that angle has been done to death. No point.