Exposure?

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  1. thinkricky

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    Here are a few pictures that I've taken. Thoughts? I am a firm believer the more shots you take the more experience you get so here is a few. No flashes. I've been trying to work on my exposure. Eh... The little chances I can actually take pictures.


    1) My Niece - I dislike the sleeve in the bottom right corner. And probably a little out of focus.

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    2) My Warehouse - I feel definitely underexposed areas on this shot.

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    3) Toy Car - This is a unique picture. I just thought it was interesting. Also, Probably DOF is off. I should have made f stop higher for more detail.

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    1. Is OOF and is slightly underexposed for my linking.
    2. I think the exposure is just fine here, so it's technically spot on in my opinion, but lacks a real subject to me.
    3. I see it as you just experimenting with aperture and DOF.
     
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    1) I see what you're saying. If I can see the problem I can fix it.

    2) yes! I guess I'm doing something right. Very true. No real subject. I tried to make the yellow the emphasis since its the only real color. But no worries cause I'm just working on the exposure.

    3) yeah pretty much... I guess I could have left that one out.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
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    Yeah, the second picture looks perfectly exposed to me. If you want more details, raise the ISO probably? :scratch:
     
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    #1 and #3 have white balance and framing issues.

    #2 has under exposed areas by necessity. Actually most photographs have both under and over exposed areas. The under exposed areas are usually called shadows, and the over exposed areas are called highlights.
     
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    Raising ISO usually reduces detail. Actually, it depends on a bunch of other factors but a decrease in detail can be a result from increasing ISO.

    To get more detail in the shadows you have to take maximum advantage of your camera's dynamic range. Reduce ISO, to base if possible and still be able to shoot, this means increasing one or both of the other two exposure variables, and expose to the right as much as possible without clipping the important highlight elements. Some post processing on the slightly overexposed areas will bring a pleasant balance back to the image while pulling details out of the shadows.
     
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    I am no expert but the exposure in #2 looks to be just right.
     
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    Thanks guys. I guess I have the right idea. I'm not used to it I didn't know I had it right.
     
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    I see what you're saying. I guess I'm too hard on myself. I was referring to the shadows in the way back. I'm glad I shot it right.

    I liked the first one but I can see how the white balance can be fixed.

    The third one I probably should not have posted. It was a random shot. No real seriousness to it.
     
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    Hey, not sure if im in the right spot had a few questions on a camera purchase. Im deciding between a nikon d80 or a canon t1i.. please help I need knowledge this will be my first dslr camera
     
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    With something as busy as #2, color alone probably isn't going to be enough to make it the prime subject. Just from looking at the photo I can see you have lots of repeating lines to work with, most notably the cabinet drawers on the right. Plan with some angles on those with them filling the majority of the frame, and you might be more pleased with the image.
     
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    Nope. You're not in the right spot and it's really poor netiquete to try and hijack someone elses thread.

    Scroll down the forum sections page until you find the Camera Forum .
     

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