First photo with DSLR.. ever!

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  1. Ediacol

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    I finally got my camera, and decided to go with a Canon t2i.

    This is the first photo I took earlier today, the sun was on it's way down and was limited to just my apartments.. I'm think it's okay for a first try right? I know it doesn't have a story and all that jazz but what do you guys think? Tomorrow I will go out and practice some more.

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    Very nice for a first-ever shot. Probably much better than my first (but that was 40+ years ago so I don't really remember).

    It is a full stop underexposed though. Kick the exposure up a full stop in post processing and watch what happens. I think you'll like it.
     
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    What exactly do you mean by kicking it up a full stop. Where is the done on the camera? or is that a combination of adjusting aperture, shutter and ISO?

    Sorry I am a noob...
     
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    What I meant was to increase the exposuse one full stop since the photograph is underexposed. It is a function of adjusting shutter speed, aperture and/or ISO when the shot is taken or by lightening it up during post processing.
     
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    [​IMG]

    How about now?


    I think he meant in post-processing.. I use lightroom and did .80 I thought a full 1.00 was a little too bright?
     
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    Purchase the book Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.
     
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    Better, but you should always strive for proper exposure in-camera. Relying on PP to 'save' a shot is a poor way to shoot.
     
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    I agree! this is my first time ever picking up a DSLR lol I've been reading the manual and everything so hopefully tomorrow is better!
     
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    Learn how to read histograms......... if your camera can display them.
     
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    Yeah! See how those blooms popped out?

    This is the one I corrected before I posted. It's 1 full stop exposure compensation.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I like the pop! Thank you!
     
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    I second this!!
     

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