Hi guys, I always have problem taking pics of plastic/clear containers and bags. I take pics during the day with natural lighting and when I post-process in photoshop, I use the auto contrast/level with no problem. But when it comes to things like plastic, clear containers, or when I use pastel (pink esp!) background and use the auto contrast, it becomes very very dark. I'm not sure what kind of info you need but I use an old Canon 450D, shoot in manual mode. What kind of adjustments should I make on the camera, or on photoshop? As evident from my blog and flickr, you'll realize I like bright pics, so how can I rectify or adjust to make it look like my usual pics? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
I'm attaching two pics, one is the original and the other with auto-contrast on using photoshop. Both look unsightly, one washed out and the other too dark. Hardly looks like I took the pic at 12pm!