notoriously underexposed

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    Thanks to everyone for their input regarding my photos from the riverfront yesterday morning. I realize now that my photos are habitually underexposed. Oh, to achieve the sharpness and clarity that I want... I think I will start by revisiting the riverfront and using some of your tips.

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    May I recommend that you not post so many at once to make them easier for CnC. ;)
     
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    thanks for the tip, you are right. So, what is the perfect balance between vibrant saturated color and correct exposure?
     
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    Have you ever tried viewing the histogram with the image?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I suggest reading the book "Understanding Exposure"
     
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    Ooooh... hmmm... I wonder if my cam will allow me to do so. Will have to fiddle with it. Thanks.
     
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    Expose correctly. You can always increase saturation in PPing if desired. If you don't have any editing software, I'd recommend getting some. Maybe PS Elements. This will also allow you to shoot in RAW, where you'll have the ability to correct exposure, white balance, saturation, etc.
     
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    Thanks, I will check it out!
     
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    i think modifing the level will be ok.
     
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    And, of course, the answer is "yes!"
     
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    Hi! I believe - without pulling your photographs into photoshop - that they are exposed just fine!

    You may have lots of shadows where the light isn't hitting ..... the only way to remedy is to hopefully have a subject close enough that you can brighten it up with a flash...

    With the last shot, I'd probably make a few level adjustments in your photo editing program of choice..

    Awesome shots =)
     

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