Pictures come off too bright when taking daylight pictures.

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  1. NielsGade

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    So yeah, I wanted to capture a fountain with a 1 second shutter speed, but even with the ISO to 100 and the exposure to 22 it still comes off white. What can I change to make it darker?
     
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    Could you please show us the picture?
    And a 1 sec shutter speed is way to long in daylight if you ask me.. weren't you able to do it at a quicker shutter speed?
     
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    I would just wait for a cloudy day or as mentioned, go later in the afternoon once dusk starts to settle.
     
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    ND filter, stop-down filter, even a polarizer will help some. You can also adjust your exposure compensation down 1-2 stops, or just go back at a different time of day.
     
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    That won't help if he's already setting the lowest ISO and smallest f-stop at his set shutter speed.

    1/4 should give you acceptable blur for a fountain, but I'd slap a 3-stop ND filter (oddly called an 8x ND... o_O ) on there. Just make sure you buy high-quality ND filters, like Hoya, because they really have a potential to degrade IQ quite a bit.
     
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    yay, more stuff to buy
     
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    Indeed. The other option really is patience, as noted above, which only costs you time. ;)
     
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    Curious...why are you taking a 1 sec daylight photo?
     
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    So flowing water I guess? I should learn not read threads on an iphone when at a coffee shop haha
     

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