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Old Feb 5, 2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Had a drive up the coast today , still think my shots are dark . This one i auto-fixed

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Old Feb 5, 2012, 3:44 PM   #2
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It look great to me, my favorate kind of boats, sail, shot with my favorate camera

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It look great to me, my favorate kind of boats, sail, shot with my favorate camera

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It is a nice shot. I think with a little tweaking in graphics software it could shine. I think I remember another post you said you didn't know much about post processing. I don't know if I responded or not, but there are wonderful classes at LVS Online - http://lvsonline.com/ that are not expensive, you do them online at your own pace (within the six weeks of the class) and the instructor for the PS classes (Sara Froehlich) is amazing.

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I like it very much!

If you find that almost all of your shots are underexposed, you can always set an Ev of a +.3 or +.7 and see if that compensates correctly for your taste. My K5 tends to cheerfully blow highlights more than I like, and it has a whole lot of detail in the shadows that you can recover (see my thread about the case for no HDR) so I leave the camera pretty much full-time at an EV of -.3 and purposefully underexpose a bit. Since you want yours a little lighter, try setting a + EV for a bit.
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Very nice shot. I agree with the above comments -- it's worth your while to learn the basics of post processing, and if your camera regularly underexposes images, it's certainly worth adjusting exposure compensation.

I know nothing about sailing but a friend who is an accomplished sailor once told me that sailing is easy -- you can learn to sail in a weekend. Then you can spend the rest of your life getting good at it. Post processing is somewhat like that. You can learn the basics of post processing by watching a few on line videos or looking over a book on the subject. Then you can decide how deeply you want to delve into the subject. I find that even if I do nothing else, a quick Levels adjustment, which takes about 15 seconds, makes a huge difference in my photos.
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I just wonder why pics are underexposed when the camera indicates they won't be . Hopefully not a faulty camera , that is what concerns
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I shoot my Kr 1/3 stop under exposed just to prevent blowing out the highlights. It may be the way you have your metering setup. I meter Center-weighted and don't have a under exposure problem. If you are shooting multi-segment the sky may be a large part of your image and can underexpose the subject.

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I shoot my Kr 1/3 stop under exposed just to prevent blowing out the highlights. It may be the way you have your metering setup. I meter Center-weighted and don't have a under exposure problem. If you are shooting multi-segment the sky may be a large part of your image and can underexpose the subject.

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Just had a look and mine is centre weighted too
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Having downloaded Lightroom 4 beta & played around with it I hope you don't mind but I've applied PP to your harbour shot - although almost any graphics app would do.

I believe that historically, Pentax always tend towards underexpose which is no bad thing, as it preserves the highlights with shadow detail easliy recoverable, especially in this new version of LR - LR4 seems a lot easier to use than LR3.
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