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sdh Apr 8, 2009 7:59 PM

The Apr 8 pic of the day here (Hawaii sunset) is a beautiful photo.But I would never expect any camera to auto-expose that scene as-intended. I've taken photos somewhat like that (though not as good), but Ive always relied on the live histogram of my Sony V3 to ensure exposure matches my intent. Which leads to my question - How do you know you got exposure right when you're shooting a scene like that w/ a DLSR and not using live view? Is it an iterative process where you shoot, review, reshoot if needed, and as you learn more you need to reshoot less?

tjsnaps Apr 8, 2009 8:39 PM

Bracket

ie.shoot several at differant settings pic the best when you get home

BillDrew Apr 9, 2009 8:49 AM

sdh wrote:
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... Is it an iterative process where you shoot, review, reshoot if needed, and as you learn more you need to reshoot less?
Yup.



JohnG Apr 13, 2009 12:48 PM

Beyond experience and bracketing it also helps to have RAW capability for difficult lighting situations. Shooting in RAW allows you to more easily adjust the exposure with less issues than JPEG. It also allows you to do several raw conversions and 'blend' them together to increase the dynamic range in the photo. You can blend bracketed shots but you better use a tripod and you better not have moving subjects (like tree leaves in wind) or the images won't line up.


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