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Old Sep 13, 2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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I took the following pictures and I would like to know how to make it better. I know they both are not good.


1/250
F14
ISO 200
+/- 0.0
AWB
55mm



1/13
F40
ISO 200
AWB
+/- 0.0
55mm

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Old Sep 13, 2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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the exif data was strip form the photo, knowing aperture, shutter speed, iso would help.

The first shot looks slightly under exposed the second shot look a bit over exposed, but a larger photo would help out
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 5:36 AM   #3
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What settings are you using? Were these shot in AUTO, P, A, S, M, or one of the scene modes? Is the camera brand new, right out of the box?
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If the people's heads wouldn'T be that would be a nice picture like pros said more information needed.
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I think you might want to do a factory reset of your camera and try again.

For an outdoor scene, 1/13, f/40, and ISO 200 seems very wrong to me. That combination doesn't seem like something that the camera would have come up with on its own.
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I understand that in the second shot you were trying for the 'soft' effect with the fountain by using the longer shutter speed, and that worked, but at the expense of having blown out highlights, and an overall overexposed shot.
Both photos would benefit from getting closer to the fountain and using a wider angle, to keep some of the people in the foreground out of the shot.

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