Tell me what you do. I am on a beach vacation with my wife. There is a lovely sunset. I ask someone to take our photo and, as usual, we are backlit, standing in the absolute center and cut off at the knees. It always happens no matter how I dial in exposure compensation or how I set up the shot. It is almost a certainty. Then, I'll need to crop, try to lighten our faces, and fix the photo. I always think that I wish that I could take the pic of ourselves. I have, at times, used a tripod and a self timer, but on this trip I am traveling light. Even setting the camera to full auto and gently tutoring the "photographer" does not help!
Maybe I need to take one of you along on my next trip. What do you do?