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Old Feb 9, 2006, 6:26 PM   #1
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I'm trying to improve my technique wherever possible. Let me know the good and the bad. Thanks!
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Old Feb 9, 2006, 6:29 PM   #2
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The picture is a nice one:Gbut I'm not sure of the top of it... What i mean is those poles and the redroof kinda takes away from it a bit, if you can I would change your position to a different angle, to improve it.
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i like the angle you took this from, but it seems overexposed -the skin tones are a little washed out, and the white shirt and the highlights on the yellow slide are a bit too "hot".it'd benefit from some added contrast as well.
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Old Feb 9, 2006, 7:37 PM   #4
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I was also thinking it was overexposed. In fact, the "white" shirt is actually light blue.

I'm using a Nikon D50, set in P mode. How do I know where to set the exposure to properly capture colors? It was set at 0.0 for this shot.

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Old Feb 9, 2006, 7:38 PM   #5
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yea.. this one is a bit overexposed. next time if you see this in your lcd after taking the shot. just use your exposure compensation and decrease by -1 to -2ish.
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Old Feb 9, 2006, 8:01 PM   #6
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I'm looking at this photo in the LCD in my dimly lit living room and barely can tell it is overexposed. I'm sure I wouldn't have picked this up in the field. (LCD is just too small) I just learned a bit about the histogram; however, even the histogram doesn't show any data off the right side.

Any suggestions to prevent this in the future?

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Old Feb 9, 2006, 8:11 PM   #7
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bracket an exposure just in case. -1 0 +1 and/or shoot in RAW and tweak it later if needed.
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 11:16 AM   #8
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Any ideas as to why the camera overexposed this shot? (the exposure was set to auto) I'm just trying to learn how the D50 is calculating the settings.

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Old Feb 12, 2006, 10:20 AM   #9
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Could switching from matrix metering to a center-weighted help my exposure problems?

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