Natural light question

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  1. prsheba

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    I'm a newbie and tried to find an answer via searching the forums but unsuccessfully.

    I was at a friend's birthday party. She was opening gifts in front of the patio but inside. However there was a lot of natural light filling the room. But my pictures look a bit hazy and the outer edges were bright white - no color definition.

    I shoot with a Nikon D50 - WB was direct sunlight - 50mm/1.8 lens Nikkor AF

    Should I have used a flash? I'm sorry I don't have a picture to post (I'm at work..shhhh)
     
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    hard to tell, maybe you had a wider range of brightness than you camera can handle? maybe some parts of the images are jts badly overexposed?

    wohaa.. 500mm on an aps-c sized sensor appears very long for this sort of photography.
     
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    i don't think it would be direct sunlight - probably more like cloudy.
    Probably a better bet to leave it at Auto

    And 500mm???...that's a HUGE room!!!
    I guess you meant 50mm!!!
     
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    oops I meant to say 50mm/1.8
     
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    my brain started already wondering how come you have a f/1.8 that long :p

    fill flash might help with your problem. but i am not sure i really understand the shooting situation and the outcome.
     
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    Seeing pictures would help in this ALOT
     
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    Any filters on your lens? Also did you happen to be in the sunlight? The haze would seem to be from light on the front of your lens, Im guessing you didn't have a hood?

    When you get home, post a picture and this problem will get solved much sooner.
     
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    My guess is that your subjects were backlit and you probably have some flaring.
     
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    ok..finally home..here is the picture..any ideas what I did wrong?
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    shooting data...
    Focal Length: 50mm
    Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/25 sec - F/2.5
    Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 200
    White Balance: Direct sunlight
    AF Mode: AF-A
     
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    That's lens flare and blown out highlights.
     
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    aw mann. this just sucks. Well at least I know what the problem is now. Thanks!
     

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