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    Default A Day at the Botanic Garden....

    hihi.. need some help...
    went to botanic gardens to take snap shots using my new 602 for the first time, i must admit it is very hot and sunny... used a polarizer and a uv lens to take all of my shots... but 99% of the shots still turn out to be over expose... i did'nt use any flash... how to over come overexposure problems... pls advise...

    oh yah... tried macro shots with a +4 close up lens, metz flash + omin bounce... the shots turned out to be blurrish... must admit my hands are not steady... do i need a tripod to take macro?? or simply use stronger flash and increase shuttle speed??.. pls advise...

    arigato!!!

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    Originally posted by blurboiboi
    hihi.. need some help...
    went to botanic gardens to take snap shots using my new 602 for the first time, i must admit it is very hot and sunny... used a polarizer and a uv lens to take all of my shots... but 99% of the shots still turn out to be over expose... i did'nt use any flash... how to over come overexposure problems... pls advise...

    oh yah... tried macro shots with a +4 close up lens, metz flash + omin bounce... the shots turned out to be blurrish... must admit my hands are not steady... do i need a tripod to take macro?? or simply use stronger flash and increase shuttle speed??.. pls advise...

    arigato!!!
    I guess the weather is too hot. If you meter the bright area , you will get your shot very dark and meter the dark area , you will get it very bright. This is a common problem. A polariser does not help much in such situation. It helps in cutting down reflection.

    how to overcome overexposure problems ?
    1. wait for not so bright lighting ( morning or evening time )
    2. if you see bright on ur LCD , compensate -1/2 to -1 to reduce the exposure


    as for macro photography , the blurish problem can cause by:
    1. out of focus
    2. slow shutter speed

    read up Azone's Macro photography article at
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...threadid=19305
    for more detail understanding
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Maybe you can post some samples of the botanic gardens and macro shots along with the settings so that we can advise you accordingly?

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    I suppose on of the common probs might be becuase of the limited range of lights that film(or digital) can take in compare to our eyes, do look for a more evenlylit upz scene, so that your picture will not have some that is underexpose and others overexpose, like someone say above, when you meter a dark scene, the bright over expose and vice vs
    time with harsh sunlight eg during middays should be avoided unless you know you know wat you doing
    For macro, i always use a tripod w timer onz/or cable release, cause you ready zoom in a lot, i.e more often the subject on your prints might be the same if not bigger then the real thingy itself. so at least for me, i find that my handshake is too evident
    ya, posting some photos would help.

    By the way may i ask wats this metz n omin bounce about, i am not familiar with flash and wishes to know more, any links/review and prices in singapore???

    thanks




    Originally posted by blurboiboi
    hihi.. need some help...
    went to botanic gardens to take snap shots using my new 602 for the first time, i must admit it is very hot and sunny... used a polarizer and a uv lens to take all of my shots... but 99% of the shots still turn out to be over expose... i did'nt use any flash... how to over come overexposure problems... pls advise...

    oh yah... tried macro shots with a +4 close up lens, metz flash + omin bounce... the shots turned out to be blurrish... must admit my hands are not steady... do i need a tripod to take macro?? or simply use stronger flash and increase shuttle speed??.. pls advise...

    arigato!!!

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    err... how to post pics in the forum??.. *scratches my head*...

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    Originally posted by blurboiboi
    err... how to post pics in the forum??.. *scratches my head*...

    see
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/misc.php?...&page=3#images
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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