i'm a newbie to photography.
recently, i brought my newly acquired 35mm SLR along for my holiday, hoping to experiment. needless to say, the shots were marred by my inexperience. throughout the entire trip, i'd forgotten to remove the polarizing filter at certain times. i wonder if this contributed to the final quality of the pictures. when do i use the filter, and when don't i use?
1. quite a fair number of shots had darkened corners. why?
2. i took multiple shots of same objects under same lightning conditions. but some of the sky color had a rich blue, while the picture in the next frame doesn't.
3. i used a 400 speed film to capture the dolphin and killer whale shows at sea world. the outcome was that the water was dark blue and blended in with the sky. the color contrast of the animals seemed to almost blend in with the water too. plus, the shots turned out grainy/ hazy. should i have used 200 speed film instead? lightning conditions were not bright sunlight, as the sky was a little overcast.
4. some sunset shots had an orange hue. while others were ok. how do i control this?
thanks in advance for any help!