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Old 16-Nov-2010, 08:11 AM
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Help with camera settings

http://www.torontocivics.com/f169/fa...2010-a-173992/

if you guys look at that thread you can see that most of the pics are coming out very dark, Like there is a little too much contrast. any idea which one of my settings is wrong? I dont really wanna make the ISO higher as it will result to more grainy pictures. maybe its the shutter speed?
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Old 16-Nov-2010, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Persia View Post
http://www.torontocivics.com/f169/fa...2010-a-173992/

if you guys look at that thread you can see that most of the pics are coming out very dark, Like there is a little too much contrast. any idea which one of my settings is wrong? I dont really wanna make the ISO higher as it will result to more grainy pictures. maybe its the shutter speed?
What F-stop are you shooting at? Perhaps if possible, open up that aperture to let more light in. Otherwise, if your aperture is maxed out, then either shutter speed or ISO needs to be changed.

Not sure what you are using for ISO or shutter speed, but there is no reason you should be so dark in broad daylight. Your pictures are simply under exposed. Your whites are almost grey's.

I see you are taking pictures of moving cars, and while you need high shutter speed to freeze them, you dont need to max it out. So maybe ease up on the shutter speed a tad. Now if you cant go any slower because you get too much motion blur, and you can't open aperture anymore, then ISO is your only option.

You should be able to easily shoot ISO 800 on most DSLR's without any real noticeable noise. And there is some great noise reduction software out there too if you are really worried.

Hope this helps.
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Old 18-Nov-2010, 09:39 AM
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As said above, remember to use a Tripod when using longer shutter speed so that your image isn't blurry. Also, a remote trigger would be nice when using this technique, or the 2 Second timing delay feture on most DSLR. But when you use the delay feature, you need to time the pictures perfectly.

Or, you can just turn on the flash if it's not already on...?
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thx for your replies, seems i need to grab the camera and start playing around.

If anyone is up for a photo shoot on a weekend let me know. :P
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yes it would help me a lot thanks for the post i liked it............
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it sounds good in this site and really very helpful good one man.
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