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Old May 7, 2006, 2:50 PM   #1
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Well, here is one of my first pics taken in aperture priority of my friend's dog and turtle...LOL I am working on the laptop and resized and sharperned and can't tell how the colors are....hopefully it doesn't look too bad.
One question: I noticed these were taken with center-weighted exposure on accident. Do you recommend that over matrix for closeups or any suggestions?

Any comments are welcome....
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Old May 7, 2006, 2:54 PM   #2
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Here the pic is with nothing done to it other than resampling it down and unsharp mask a little bit. What do you think of the colors as they are coming out of the camera?
Thanks. . . will be posting more!
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Old May 7, 2006, 3:19 PM   #3
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Very natural and sharp colors Gina! Center weight for me on closeups!

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Old May 9, 2006, 2:16 AM   #4
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Nice pics Gina, Thanks for sharing.

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Old May 9, 2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks to both of you for the comments. I think I got the aperture thing pretty well understood.... now to move on to figuring out what speeds are acceptable for what and trying to do better with shutter priority.

I did try it last night with a water thing that shoots out of the ground at Farmers Market/The Grove in LA, but they came out dark due to trying to stop action at night, etc. I tried the auto mode and was surprised how well it captured the motion and lighting.

Tonight is the premiere, so we'll see how that goes. When I got to my hotel yesterday, they were shooting a movie with Marsha Gay Hardey and Kerry Washington (that's who I saw who were filming outside my room), so it was pretty interesting for me since I don't see this stuff every day.

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Nice pictures!!

Do you like the p850?
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Old May 10, 2006, 2:47 PM   #7
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I have mixed feelings about the 850, but I'm on vacation now and will write more when I get home.
Last night was the premiere and I got nervous and ended up shooting in auto mode. The lights were so bright and I was afraid it wouldn't read right in aperture...big mistake. It basically set the shutter speed pretty low even though the lights were so bright -- don't know why -- and most of my pics are way overexposed. Now I regret not using aperture priority because it probably would have at least gave me a faster shutter speed....but then again it may have read the light too much but I don't think so. Plus I had it on matrix metering which you would think it would have picked up the excess light and made for a faster shutter...but it didn't. It was setting at like 1/50 for bright lights and overexposed. I guess I'll never know how they would have been in aperture. I should have switched, but everything happens so fast at those premieres that I didn't even think of it... plus it looked like they were coming out halfway decent. Oh well.... really upsets me why the camera picked such a slow shutter with such bright lights... any ideas? I guess too late now to wonder, but at least I know for next time to set at aperture and maybe just leave auto flash on so I don't complicated things too much... seems auto picked f3.6 for most shots, which is right where I had my settings set anyway.... i just think it would have metered the light better.
If I had set it to AP, do you think I'd be better off using center metering or matrix at a premiere like this with all the bright lights? I was thinking center since the bright lights might fool the metering in matrix. What do you think?
I'll post some of the pics of Lindsay Lohan that turned out halfway decent as soon as I get a chance.
Thanks for any advice!!
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Can't wait to see you L.L. pics and Ihope you are enjoying your vacation.

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