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  1. freeze3kgt

    freeze3kgt TPF Noob!

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    Hey hey not from st. louis exactly but around the general area, but just got a cannon 500d for christmas and have been playin with it now for around 1500 shots. and seems like most of my photo's are over exposed :( not sure if its an iso issue or shutter speed, or something else im not too familiar with it soo ... thought i'd try to find a forum and look up some advice and if i couldnt find anything then i'd start askin around :D

    i take alot of photo's of my dogs ones a doberman and the other a husky mix and because im not tooo awful familiar with my camera **first dslr and it was on sale during black friday :D yay ** tend to just shoot in the action/sports setting and use a 55/250mm cannon lens with uv filter on it, here is a photo that i kinda like that i have not adusted yet...but when i do i'll just darken it up a bit to get the color i wanted out of it in photoshop(which i suck at horribly)

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    i'd prefer my photo's to look more like this if anyone has any advice that'd be helpful if not, like i mentioned above i'll just search the forums and if i cant find what im looking for i'll ask :D
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    K8-90 TPF Noob!

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    Welcome :)

    The main difference between your two shots is that the original (1st) is overexposed. I checked, and looks like you shot in auto mode. I had the same trouble trying to photograph my black cat - it confuses the light meter.

    If you switch to P mode (or Av, but in this case you are probably more interested in speed), you can set the things so that the camera underexposes, by pressing (and holding) the +/- button on back of the camera and twirl the spinny thing - those are technical terms, lol).

    Hope that helps a bit :)
     
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    freeze3kgt TPF Noob!

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    wow... that actually helps a TON... and thank you for putting it really simply for me... i am being serious too :thumbup:. i did a few diffrent shots like that and i think i'll start shooting in Av more often to get use to the different buttons and settings :hug::
     
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    Haha, no problem :)

    I remember when I figure that out, it was amazing, lol. My black cat was sitting by a window, and the light was awesome - but the shots I was getting were terrible. So I fiddle with the settings, and it was magic!

    Anyways, glad to have helped!
     
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    3kgt .... hum I think we hail from the same car forum ;)
     
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    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Love this hehe. Laymans terms to the max.
     

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