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bgilges Apr 6, 2006 1:14 PM

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Trying to learn how to use an DSLR, so I need some good feedback

kenmck15 Apr 7, 2006 5:41 AM

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To me the pic looks really flat. Hardly any detail in the leaf. I think this contributes to the look that the shot isnt in focus.

I think the shot is over exposed. I think this is responsable for the los in highlight detail and loss of mid tone contrast. I would maybe suggest a centreed weighted metering mode which will concerntrate on metering your subject correctly. I think in this cse the cam has tried to average the entire shot and bcse of the darker backing the cam has increased exposure ewhich has in turn blown out the subject

here is my take using photoshop. hope u don tmind


bgilges Apr 7, 2006 12:17 PM

That does look better, what did you do to it in photoshop

kenmck15 Apr 7, 2006 4:08 PM

Just adjusted levels.

the levels were far blown out to over highlight the shot. Just draged darks and midtones hard across to the right adding more low and midtone contrast. Selectively saturated the shot and sharpened.

Now i look at the shot again i think there is a tad to much contrast but tht can be fixed easily. I think try a centre weighted avergae metering mode and this should eliminate the over exposed look the shots have, this is where you are loosing all your detail due to the high exposure.


kenmck15 Apr 7, 2006 4:21 PM

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u can see the huge difference below

bgilges Apr 7, 2006 10:25 PM

centre weighted avergae metering mode

What does this mean and how do I do it. I am sorry I am new to this and just learning.

kenmck15 Apr 8, 2006 2:00 AM

Ummmmmmm in the image menu there should be somerhign called metering mode. The red lights in ur view finder or on the lcd scrren should indicate where the camera will meterthe situation from. you want to make the camerra meter from the centre. this means the camera wil correcltly expose the centre in this case the subject.

wen i get sometime i wil d/l the manual and have a look


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