St. Louis Zoo

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  1. NateS

    NateS TPF Noob!

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    Wow was that place every busy yesterday. I only managed a few decent shots due to the crowd and our 11 month old son. Comments welcomed.

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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I like #6 a lot - see
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good shots! I really like those colours and details on the bear!
    One thing though - that I think you will find helpful - is on bright days like this underexpose all your shots by around one stop - either use exposure comensation in the aperture and shutter priority modes or in manual set settings to underexpose. The reason for this is that the underexposing will help to preserve all those whites in the photos from overexposing - you can then add more light to the shot to brighten it up later in editing.
    That way you can lose those glaring whites -- or you can convert everything to black and white - that last is working really well :)
     
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    Wow...thanks. My first nomination ever.


    Yeah, I've always heard people say how hard it is to shoot at the zoo. This is only my second time and last time it was a nice overcast so all the shots were about the same (exposure wise). Yesterday with the sun it seems like I'd get the settings right and then the animal moves by about 2 foot and things are off again. I'll definitely keep your suggestions in mind next time and maybe try underexposing a bit with exposure comp and the fix in PP.
     

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