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    hi to all CS GURUs...

    wanna ask how to get the right exposure? how to know if the pic is underexposed or overexposed? And can anyone advised me using the MANUAL function(shutter & aperture).
    not really mastered it yet. im using Nikon D100.

    thanks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedinja View Post
    hi to all CS GURUs...

    wanna ask how to get the right exposure? how to know if the pic is underexposed or overexposed? And can anyone advised me using the MANUAL function(shutter & aperture).
    not really mastered it yet. im using Nikon D100.

    thanks...
    shedinja
    http://www.88.com/exposure/index.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_(photography)

    Google is your best friend.

    Regards,
    Arto.

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    There are lots of books on this subject for you to read up....

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    i have read up book but still cannot understand... hehehehe....

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    looking at the metering indicator in your camera. put it to the centre.

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    Having the correct exposure for the right picture is not the easiest skill to master. I have worked for photographers who can look at a subject and know immediately what is the correct settings to get the right exposure.

    All SLRs come with different types of metering like center weighted, matrix metering, spot metering etc.... these would help you get reasonably correct exposure in most circumstances. Your user guide would tell you how to use these metering tools.

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    And don't forget the histogram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    thanks for the website...

    for what i understand for shutter & aperture, if shutter move back one stop, the aperture forward one stop right??

    keep the comment coming
    shedinja

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    And don't forget the histogram.
    but the histogram only tell u the graph that its overexposed & underexposed. how am i gonna get the histogram level to in between the overexposed & underexposed?? juz the correct expose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedinja View Post
    but the histogram only tell u the graph that its overexposed & underexposed. how am i gonna get the histogram level to in between the overexposed & underexposed?? juz the correct expose...
    Simple...

    Take a pic. Histogram says underexposed, live review looks too dark --> Adjust EV+ or reduce shutter speed or open the aperture or up the ISO. Try again.

    Histogram says overexposed, live review looks too bright --> Adjust EV- or increase shutter speed or close aperture or reduce ISO. Try again.

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    go to itunes > itunes store > podcasts > subscribe to photography 101 podcast

    the latest episode is on exposure. really cleared my doubts on that subject. its a video podcast and although the host's voice is boring as hell, its sure is better than just reading text. u might be able to understand & remember more with the graphics shown.

    tons of other great photography podcast as well. give it a try!

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    Ugh, why pay for a podcast when there are a lot of free webpages with lots of graphics too?

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