Exposure displaying right on DSLR

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by pbsmoker, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. pbsmoker

    pbsmoker TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I was shooting the other day, and trying to get the lighting down. When i would look on the screen on the D80, the pictures looked overexposed, so i adjusted until they looked properly exposed.
    The problem is when i load them on to the computer, every single shot was underexposed. Anyone else having this problem??
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Using the image on the LCD screen on the camera is a poor way to judge exposure.

    Use the histogram instead.
     
  3. pbsmoker

    pbsmoker TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I was using the histogram, but am still learning how to use it.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Also, if your computer monitor isn't calibrated...you are 'working in the dark' so to speak.
     
  6. pbsmoker

    pbsmoker TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Very helpful information,
    Thanks
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

how to nail exposure dslr

,

photography exposure to right