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    Default Re: Exposure settings for sunrise/sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauche View Post
    hey nightmare.... would'nt the sun damage the camera's sensor if u 'concentrate' on it for too long?
    why people say this is becos they assume that u are using a PnS/hp cam (or new dSLRs) with live view on.

    while u might take a long time trying to compose the photo or adjust settings b4 shooting the sun. thus the sensor is already exposed to the sun for long periods.

    when shooting it using the viewfinder (not electronic VF in some PnS), no fear damaging the sensor. worry more about your eyes.

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    discussion on sun burning sensor here..

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    yes...the pictures i saw had prominent foregrounds.

    understand now.

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    Default Re: Exposure settings for sunrise/sunset

    I tend to underexpose my shots to achieve the colour tones that I like.


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    Last edited by pat33; 3rd April 2008 at 07:05 PM.
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    you mean, more vivid colors

    warm color is to do with wb, nothing to do with exposure..

    when you underexpose the color in the sky will be darker

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    Our dear moderator Sulhan has written a very extensive and well explained online tutorial to understanding exposure. Go here: http://www.md-sulhan.com/learning9.html

    Don't forget to bookmark it.

    FYI, there is no correct settings for sunrise or sunset shots. Different lighting condition will require different exposure for each scene. The only way to find out is to experiment. Learn to read your camera metering and histogram will certainly help you a lot to determine the desired exposure.

    Hope that helps. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you mean, more vivid colors

    warm color is to do with wb, nothing to do with exposure..

    when you underexpose the color in the sky will be darker
    If I want more vivid colours I can achieve it through the camera settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat33 View Post
    If I want more vivid colours I can achieve it through the camera settings.
    warmness has to do with the color tones

    just like coolness has to do with color tones

    warmness is associated with yellow/orange/red tones.. giving a "warm" feeling, hence the name

    coolness is associated with blue/magenta/purplish tones.. giving a "cool" feeling

    when you're talking about getting more warmth in your photos, has nothing to do with underexposure! but it is alright, if you want to call it warm, i suppose no one's going to stop you.. just clarifying for the sake of the people reading this, in case they get confused/misled. cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    warmness has to do with the color tones

    just like coolness has to do with color tones

    warmness is associated with yellow/orange/red tones.. giving a "warm" feeling, hence the name

    coolness is associated with blue/magenta/purplish tones.. giving a "cool" feeling

    when you're talking about getting more warmth in your photos, has nothing to do with underexposure! but it is alright, if you want to call it warm, i suppose no one's going to stop you.. just clarifying for the sake of the people reading this, in case they get confused/misled. cheers.
    You are probably right from the technical definitions. I always thot it was warmer hahah I was taught that when I started shooting film. I guess my definitions need a bit of updating

    Will edit my post so as not to confuse those reading it.
    Last edited by pat33; 3rd April 2008 at 07:06 PM.
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    Bro, since you use your 10mm end very often, why not get the hyperfocal distant of this lens calculated and calibrate you lens with some markings on the lens for various aperture setting and you will sure getting the deepest DOF you can get for all situation.

    Jus a suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    then you might want to consider using smaller apertures. i think this wasn't done with it.. end up the background a bit soft.. not so visible here, but when you see a larger size , it is bleeding obvious

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    These info are true and been used in design/aesthetic industries since.........

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    warmness has to do with the color tones

    just like coolness has to do with color tones

    warmness is associated with yellow/orange/red tones.. giving a "warm" feeling, hence the name

    coolness is associated with blue/magenta/purplish tones.. giving a "cool" feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Bro, since you use your 10mm end very often, why not get the hyperfocal distant of this lens calculated and calibrate you lens with some markings on the lens for various aperture setting and you will sure getting the deepest DOF you can get for all situation.

    Jus a suggestion.
    Sorry, can you explain a little further on this?
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    Hi, "hyperfocal distance" is a distance where the photograph has the deepest DOF based on the setting of the camera/lens set up.....how to get this distance, you can read here and here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicitee View Post
    Sorry, can you explain a little further on this?
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