Need to improve my pictures

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  1. BRIANxJDM

    BRIANxJDM TPF Noob!

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    I don't know if it is me or not but I was at Eibach yesterday taking pictures and I do not like how my picture came out. It is either to dark or way to bright. Is it because of my gear or me? I will post pictures tonight. If it is my equipment, what lenses should I get to do coverage.
     
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    mrpink No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yeap.




    p!nK
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    In your avatar you are holding the camera in a very unstable way.

    The problem is most likely not the equipment.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi, Brian.

    It's because of you. Cameras can only do what we tell them to do. We'll help you figure out what's not happening for you once you upload your photos. Hang in there.

    -Pete
     
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    ooh, Eibach i see. Well we have the same camera here, and I'd just like to view the pictures first. It could be that you were on S mode and the lighting was poor so it couldn't adjust the exposure comp. As well as M mode. Or your exposures were too long and your hands just got unsteady so they began to shake causing many of your pictures to turn out blurry. Just a few key things to look out for.

    P.S. Car guy here, ughhh are you buying springs? :D
     
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    Flickr Photo Download: DSC_0087
    I do not know why the car is so bright this picture was take at 9 am and the sun wasn't even out yet and the other pictures on my flickr do not look like DSLR pictures.
     
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    The back of the car is overexposed to the point it is blown out (pure white (R=255, G=255, B=255, zero detail.)

    There is no EXIF data for the photo so for anyone to make any kind of reasonable assessment it would help if you could provide the shooting mode, metering mode, and the exposure values the camera was set to.
     
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    100% user error, did the flash fire
     
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    xjrrrdx TPF Noob!

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    Well according to the EXIF data:

    F/16
    1/200
    ISO 1600
    Manual Mode
    Flash Fired

    You just overexposed the car in the center. Drop ISO and raise the shutter speed a bit.
     
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    My EXIF reader (opanda) says there is no EXIF data.

    What reader are you using?
     
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    I'm guessing this one...
     
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