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Old May 13, 2006, 4:19 PM   #1
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I took the first picure in bright sunlight with Portrait mode with my D50+ Tamron 24-70 lens. But it is too bright and on the face you can see glare. How can I avoid such problems and get natural tones?

Second one is in A mode with -0.3v. Is this a 'OK' photo? I don't mean the composition but the color and such.

In the third picture I used F8 to F18 to get the both fore and back ground clear. Should I have been used F22 to achieve such needs? Or it should been enough if I would have taken it from little higher level?

I would appreciate if you could advise a little bit.

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Old May 14, 2006, 7:53 AM   #2
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Don't see any pictures, just little red 'x'. 'Properties' shows your D: drive as source for link. If you want to link pictures, you have to hav an online source. See "How to post" in General forum.

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I only pasted the pictures and I can see them. I even logged out and cleared all cookies, restarted the computer and came to to the forum without logging in and they are still there. Has some one else got same kind of problem?


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Don't see any pictures, just little red 'x'. 'Properties' shows your D: drive as source for link. If you want to link pictures, you have to hav an online source. See "How to post" in General forum.

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i don't see anything either

"In the third picture I used F8 to F18 to get the both fore and back ground clear. Should I have been used F22  to achieve such needs?<br />
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your picture is hosted locally. it shows up for you because you made the html of the file be on your harddrive. we can't see that. you should upload the pic and we'll be able to see it.
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Ok.. Here is No.1
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And Three.
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I took the first picure in bright sunlight with Portrait mode with my D50+ Tamron 24-70 lens. But it is too bright and on the face you can see glare. How can I avoid such problems and get natural tones?
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Try spot metering on the subject's face. This may give a darker background, though.
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Second one is in A mode with -0.3v. Is this a 'OK' photo? I don't mean the composition but the color and such.
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Colors and exposure look good.
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In the third picture I used F8 to F18 to get the both fore and back ground clear. Should I have been used F22 to achieve such needs? Or it should been enough if I would have taken it from little higher level?
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It depends on the effect you are trying to achieve. Since the foreground is quite bright, with a lot of detail, the picture would have been better if you had focused on it, and let the background go out of focus. You seem to have a good knowledge of your camera and its capabilities. I think you just need to experiment some more, and take several exposures or same scene with varying settings to see what the effects are. This is much nicer with digital cameras, since there is no need to wait, or expense for film processing. It makes a great learning tool.
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I don't have any advice about the second two pictures, but the first one gave me the urge to try adjusting it with Photoshop. (I find this easier, sometimes, than struggling with making camera adjustments.)

I drew a line round the figure with Magnetic lasso and copied the figure onto a transparent background. Then I adjusted the figure (in the transparent background) by reducing the contrast just a little, while increasing the brightness, and then I sharpened it a little with Unsharp mask.

Next I went back to the original picture and cropped it because I thought the figure should be the main feature, rotated it to level out the horizon, then darkened it and then applied a little blur to it.

And finally I copied the lassoed figure back onto the original - and here's the result.
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Thanks a lot Brian and Herb! If I would have taken these pictures in RAW, would it have been easier to edit later? I haven't experimented in RAW before. I have taken in RAW but never tried to edit. (I don't normally use any editing programs). D50 is my 'first' real digital camera(Got a MX700 which I only use for auction photos). I was always using my Nikon F60 film camera. When I got a chance to buy D50 body for about 350USD, I bought it 9 months ago. I agree with brian that it is much easier with Digicam as you don't need to wait for the result.

How about this foto? I cropped and edited little bit with Capture4 and resized with VSO. I should have used photoshop and remove that wood piece which is visible below the arm in the background.
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