Noobie : Photo appears dark


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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? :confused:
 

daredevil123

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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? :confused:
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.
 

Rashkae

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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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:eek: hmmm i think I put AWB and fast shutter speed

how to post the picture?
 

Rashkae

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:eek: 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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thanks skylover :)

here is my picture



i didnt adjust the EV thingy
 

skylover

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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.
 

Rashkae

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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?file=articles/photography101/photography101.html

http://www.weatherscapes.com/techniques.php?cat=general&page=metering

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/expose-right.shtml

http://inclouds.com/tips.html
 

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How to +EV for the building?

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

Rashkae

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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.
 

daredevil123

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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:

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