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Old 24-03-2013, 18:17   #466
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

Taken with my T2i last year with 18-55 lense....I mess with the pic some as you can see, pic on right is original just resized for forum....still learning cameras and picture taking.
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Old 25-03-2013, 10:58   #467
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Taken with my T2i last year with 18-55 lense....I mess with the pic some as you can see, pic on right is original just resized for forum....still learning cameras and picture taking.
Cool waterfall! Where was this taken?

Also, if I'm not overstepping my bounds, a pointer. Your camera's meter is trying to give you a good all around exposure of a difficult scene. The cliff face on the left side of the image is in full sun, the waterfall on the right side (I presume the intended subject of the photo) is in full shade. The metered exposure tries to strike a balance between the two, erring on the side of not "blowing out" (over exposing) the highlights (brightest part of the image), in this case the cliff. The result is that the waterfall is overly dim compared to the cliff right next to it.

One option is to adjust the camera so it increases the overall exposure of the scene. You can do this in a few different ways. One is to give yourself a few extra stops using the exposure compensation feature (dive into the manual for this). Another way is to put the camera in manual exposure mode and increase the aperture setting (smaller the number, brighter the image), or decreasing the shutter speed (again, smaller the number, brighter the image).

The other, usually simpler, option is to try and limit your composition (what you choose to include or exclude in the picture) to JUST subjects in full sun, or JUST subjects in the shade. You can do this by zooming in with the lens, or changing your position on the ground. This will work in any auto exposure mode (scene modes, P, Av, Tv) without any other camera adjustment.

It's boring to go through your camera's manual cover to cover, but you really owe it to yourself to do it. Have your camera with you, and don't move on to a new function until you completely understand the first function. You won't fully enjoy the ART of your photography until you get the SCIENCE part down to 'muscle memory'.

Enjoy!

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Old 25-03-2013, 11:13   #468
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Or... you just grab a graduated filter in Lightroom

Keep an eye on the histogram to prevent blowing out highlights and always shoot RAW for the extra stops so that Lightroom can fix it. With JPG there isn't much room left for editing.
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Old 25-03-2013, 20:03   #469
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Cool waterfall! Where was this taken?

Also, if I'm not overstepping my bounds, a pointer. Your camera's meter is trying to give you a good all around exposure of a difficult scene. The cliff face on the left side of the image is in full sun, the waterfall on the right side (I presume the intended subject of the photo) is in full shade. The metered exposure tries to strike a balance between the two, erring on the side of not "blowing out" (over exposing) the highlights (brightest part of the image), in this case the cliff. The result is that the waterfall is overly dim compared to the cliff right next to it.

One option is to adjust the camera so it increases the overall exposure of the scene. You can do this in a few different ways. One is to give yourself a few extra stops using the exposure compensation feature (dive into the manual for this). Another way is to put the camera in manual exposure mode and increase the aperture setting (smaller the number, brighter the image), or decreasing the shutter speed (again, smaller the number, brighter the image).

The other, usually simpler, option is to try and limit your composition (what you choose to include or exclude in the picture) to JUST subjects in full sun, or JUST subjects in the shade. You can do this by zooming in with the lens, or changing your position on the ground. This will work in any auto exposure mode (scene modes, P, Av, Tv) without any other camera adjustment.

It's boring to go through your camera's manual cover to cover, but you really owe it to yourself to do it. Have your camera with you, and don't move on to a new function until you completely understand the first function. You won't fully enjoy the ART of your photography until you get the SCIENCE part down to 'muscle memory'.

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Thanks for the tips, still learning...and really haven't spent much time messing with camera...I will in due time
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Old 25-03-2013, 20:06   #470
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Or... you just grab a graduated filter in Lightroom

Keep an eye on the histogram to prevent blowing out highlights and always shoot RAW for the extra stops so that Lightroom can fix it. With JPG there isn't much room left for editing.
I am just cratching the surface with this digital photography stuff, most of my spare time and money is being spent on my ham radio addiction...but I will keep that in mind.....as I will try to spend more time this spring learning the camera
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Why Canon is better:


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TEETH!! Folly Beach 2011.
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Amazing photos! One of my favorite books was Cry of the Kalahari by Mark & Delia Owen who studied the wild dogs at Okavango Delta. Your photos remind me to read it again.
I need to check out that book!

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Don't forget ISO. It's the third leg of the exposure triangle.

You are of course 100% correct, particularly in wildlife photography when you have to deal with high shutter speeds in low light. But I learnt to shoot on film when I couldn't afford to rip out the film just because the light changed.

S/V Jedi - lovely shots, the snake bird is great.


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Just returned from Tanzania after an amazing week following the wildebeest migration in the birthing season. Here are a couple of shots - unfortunately just a small selection of what I consider the very best. We had so many great sightings that I returned with more than the usual crop.


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And a couple more.


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Where is this fort Jedi? Pretty setting.
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This is Panama; it's littered with forts like this one, which is one of three or four at Portobelo. Always a nice stop along the coast here
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Josie had the big lens on the 7D:
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and who has been to Nombre de Dios, where lots and lots of Inca gold was loaded aboard the Spanish armada:

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Wow! He kind of has that look like...'do you mind?!' Neat pics from Panama thank you for sharing.
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