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Old Jan 4, 2011, 2:54 PM   #1
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Default Bracketing pros and cons?

Would i be edging my bets by using bracketing to get better shots? I am still trying to learn so thought i would ask.
Been reading but that's not the problem, retaining the info is a problem.
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I went that route for a while but the effort of sorting thru and culling was way too much. now, if there's an important picture i want to turn out for sure, i'll take a few at various exposures. unless i'm planning on hdr, i won't bracket.
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Thanks Frank, i agree about going through all the photos, it is a chore i agree but i would love to get some good clear shots and i am just not managing it so thought it might work if i bracketed. If only i could remember things better, lol.
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Since making work won't help much, and i don't know what "good clear shots" means, do some bracketting. pick your time and in a situation where you're usually unhappy with the results, pause a bit. take some shots underexposed, over, bracketted from a tripod, different white balance, wide open with a quick shutter, stopped down with a slow shutter.

just vary what you normally do. see what works out for you. post one or two for c&c. if you suggest what bothers you about them, others may be able to assist.
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i mean really crisp sharp photos. I see some wonderful photos on here and just say 'WOW, one day.'
I do keep playing around with settings and if i get anything decent i will post.
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Macro shots are not that challenging. Perhaps we ought to discuss technique first. That seems to me to be the appropriate beginning.

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Thank Sarah, please feel free as i know it will benifit others too. E
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i mean really crisp sharp photos. I see some wonderful photos on here and just say 'WOW, one day.'
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One thing to keep in mind is that seldom a posted image comes right out of the camera. Most people will manipulate the image some, either by adjusting contrast, changing saturation, increasing sharpness or whatever else they feel like they must do to improve IQ to their liking. So, although you may get some pretty good shots straight from the camera, in order to get the wow effect you most likely will have to do some post processing.
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Thanks Tullio, I will remember that and if i get anything decent i will try that.
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durning time of tricky lighting like sunset, a ev bracket is a very very useful tool. I would not ev bracket everything, that adds up to a ton of photos to go through.
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