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    Default Pictures during bright sunlight

    Heya folks, i just got my 500d on tuesday and have been taking some night and evening shots
    at east coast and pasir ris. I decided to try to take some morning shots so, i went to changi beach.

    It was prob around 9-10+ and when i took the photos and then discovered that they appear extreemly too white. Thats when i take it under sunlight.

    When i stand in the shade and take it, its fine.

    I have tried to mess arnd with the ISO, appeture but the results kinda came out abt the same.

    Would there be any way to take the photo while standing in the sunlight without having it being too white.

    I could upload the pic later for view though..

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    Default Re: Pictures during bright sunlight

    have you 'mess arnd' with the WB (white balance)? what mode did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbath View Post
    Heya folks, i just got my 500d on tuesday and have been taking some night and evening shots
    at east coast and pasir ris. I decided to try to take some morning shots so, i went to changi beach.

    It was prob around 9-10+ and when i took the photos and then discovered that they appear extreemly too white. Thats when i take it under sunlight.

    When i stand in the shade and take it, its fine.

    I have tried to mess arnd with the ISO, appeture but the results kinda came out abt the same.

    Would there be any way to take the photo while standing in the sunlight without having it being too white.

    I could upload the pic later for view though..
    Too little details for us to work with.

    Post up some samples.

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    Default Re: Pictures during bright sunlight

    is it because your len without len hood

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    Default Re: Pictures during bright sunlight

    yeah, lens is without the hood..
    didnt mess with the white balance *woops*

    will post pics later

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    Default Re: Pictures during bright sunlight

    They are too white probably because your camera got tricked into using an incorrect exposure. Hold down the exposure button, and rotate the dials to decrease to like -1eV etc to control the exposure.

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    Default Re: Pictures during bright sunlight

    I most shoot landscape photo with strong sunlight using these settings: aperture f/8-11 and shutter speed 1/125-500, ISO 200.
    The results should be fine.
    Last edited by shaoken; 26th December 2009 at 03:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    I most shoot landscape photo with strong sunlight using these settings: aperture f/8-11 and shutter speed 1/125-500, ISO 200.
    The results should be fine.
    thanks for the settings...

    ill take note of it and ill try it again sometime..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbath View Post
    thanks for the settings...

    ill take note of it and ill try it again sometime..
    Why dun you try shooting with the sun behind your back instead of blindly applying some arbitrary setting given by somebody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusher View Post
    Why dun you try shooting with the sun behind your back instead of blindly applying some arbitrary setting given by somebody.
    well, during that day when i went out, i did not have the luxury of having the sun behind me all the time. And of course i wont just use the settings given blindly...

    well, i was suggested to check the white balance too... which i did not check it out cause still getting used to my <1wk old 500d


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    Default Re: Pictures during bright sunlight

    Start off with Auto Mode.

    If picture turns out too bright use the exposure compensation to reduce exposure e.g. EV -0.3, -0.7 or -1

    If picture turns out too dark use the exposure compensation to increase exposure e.g. EV +0.3, +0.7 or +1

    Once you are good at that, you can try the Program Mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post

    If picture turns out too bright use the exposure compensation to reduce exposure e.g. EV -0.3, -0.7 or -1
    Agree.

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