Is it the Arperture.. ?

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  1. Photo Lady

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    is it the aperture....? i took better outside pics then these with my point and shoot camera.. what setting for outside snow -cloudy day should i be.. i am definitly missing something....maybe everything? [​IMG]
     
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    File Name: outsideagain004.jpg (rename) .jpgok cancel

    File Size: 102 kb - 799 x 681
    Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D5000
    Date/Time: 2009:01:13 20:47:12
    Resolution: 799 x 681
    Flash Used: No (auto)
    Focal Length: 55.0mm (35mm equivalent: 82mm...
    Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
    Aperture: f/10.0
    ISO Equiv.: 200
    Whitebalance: Manual
    help me...because i am not able to improve on my own...thanks would it help if i had ISO at 400?
     
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    Have you gone into your menu's and optimized your jpeg settings so you will get photos like you are expecting from your camera?

    Snow required a bit of positive exposure adjusment.
    Your camera wants to make everything gray...whites need positive exposure compensation....darks need negative exposure compensation.
    Also cloudy days tend to turn light blue, so may need to warm the color up a bit (redder).

    Aperture affects your depth of field...how much is in focus. Also affects how much light you are letting in how fast, so affects your shutter speed.
    Big aperture F2.8 = lots of light fast so fast shutter speeds skinny depth of field. Small aperture F14 = lets in light slower slower slow shutter speeds wide depth of field.

    I am at work so I cannot see your pictures.
     
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    ISO affects your shutter speed along with your f-stop.
    Depending on your camera you may be able to go up to 400 or 800 without adding to much noise.
    F10 is to high, change your f-stop to one or two stops higher than the lowest your lens will go, probably around f5.6, try iso 800.
    Put your camera on cloudy white balance.
     
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    thanks Shockey ,. for not seeing the pics i think you described to me very accurately what i need to do.. i will take a little break from actually taking pics and go back through all the settings.. theres definitly something off and will change the aperture ..i want more light fast .. so thats a good tip..thanks!!!!!!
     
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    thanks again..will do...i know this will take me awhile.. but i will be back... don't work too hard...
     
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    Its just the white balance. You went really cool with it and gave it that blue tint. It is easily fixed in post processing. Because of stuff like this, I highly recommend you shoot in raw format so you can fix anything issues that may have been noticed after your shooting, without losing quality.

    I just changed the white balance (and HAD to try and denoise/dejpeg) on this photo with two clicks of the mouse. If you are unsure how to do this, I will try and help you if you would like..

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    It's also under exposed because you are in auto again and the camera cannot cope with the bright snow
     
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    Thanks Again
     
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    This will help you
    Amazon.com: Bryan Peterson: Books

    For the shot, you will need Shutter speed. You will also want to have your AF set to wide zone, AF mode set to AF-C, Metering at center weighted, quality set to raw & Large. Shooting in Aperture Priority might help you out as well.
     
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    Thanks very much..time to go back and hit the books and camera manual... i will get this right .... i will also take this advice because now it is finally making sense to me of what i was lacking... thanks thanks..!!!!
     

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