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    Default Noobie : Photo appears dark

    It was a sunny day. I wanted to took picture of the clouds( so i zoom it) and it appears dark. Any wrong with the setting?

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    It was a sunny day. I wanted to took picture of the clouds( so i zoom it) and it appears dark. Any wrong with the setting?
    clouds are white. So to the camera's AI, it thinks it is overexposing something...so it makes the exposure darker..

    Just adjust with your EV compensation to the positive direction until you get the picture with the exposure you like.

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    How can we know if there was something wrong with the settings if you don't tell us what the settings are???
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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    hmmm i think I put AWB and fast shutter speed

    how to post the picture?

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    hmmm i think I put AWB and fast shutter speed

    how to post the picture?
    AWB is not exposure.

    If you want to post a pic, please read the stickies here in the newbies section.
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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    hmmm i think I put AWB and fast shutter speed

    how to post the picture?
    This is how you can post your picture
    Nikkon D90 | AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm 1:35-5.6G | DI866 External Flashlight | AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    thanks skylover

    here is my picture



    i didnt adjust the EV thingy

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    thanks skylover

    here is my picture



    i didnt adjust the EV thingy
    From what I see. It looks like it needs a recomposition and +EV for the building. Its kinda of hard to say if its ok as you have cut off your building and leaving the roof top only.

    Building wasn't blending with the sky so its not overexposed. Rather because of the white cloud, it makes the building a little underexposed.
    Nikkon D90 | AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm 1:35-5.6G | DI866 External Flashlight | AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    You need to learn about exposure compensation. This is how you will know how to shoot black objects or white objects, as the camera always uses 18% grey as a reference.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/display.php?...graphy101.html

    http://www.weatherscapes.com/techniq...&page=metering

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...se-right.shtml

    http://inclouds.com/tips.html
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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    How to +EV for the building?

    What should I set my camera when taking picture in sunny day? :S

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    How to +EV for the building?

    What should I set my camera when taking picture in sunny day? :S
    Read the provided links. Learn on your own. When in doubt, google. If you still don't get it, sign up for a course or join a newbies outing.
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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    How to +EV for the building?

    What should I set my camera when taking picture in sunny day? :S
    what camera you using?

    This is how you change EV for Nikon:



    Last edited by daredevil123; 21st September 2010 at 10:03 PM.

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    what camera you using?

    This is how you change EV for Nikon:



    Canon 550D

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Thanks a lot skylover
    super noobie with Canon 550D

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    Default Re: Noobie : Photo appears dark

    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    Canon 550D
    concepts are the same...

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