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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    Show me the MONEY!
     
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    use a camera.
     
  3. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    the more lensflare you have, the better the picture. OT will back me up on this.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Pink Shirt guy .jpeg
     
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    wow..its just like the main forum...except with fewer people :eek5:
     
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    its worse than the main forum sometimes :rofl:
     
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    what the hell, I'll try to be helpfull

    Meter off the sky first and chimp to see how it comes out.

    walk around the subject your thinking of shooting, sometimes the first angle you see it from isn't the best picture.

    Go full manual and experiment, Your meter can be easily fooled.

    Take the picture with several combinations of shutter/aperture,
    try slightly under exposed, I get some of my best shots this way
     
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    My subject seems to be underexposed when I meter off the sky and when I meter the subject the sky gets blown out, should I meter off the sky then my subject and try to take an average?
     
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    when shooting sports we'll usually meter off the grass which is pretty accurate
     
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    1200mm or go home.

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    shoot at sunrise/sunset.
     
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    omg :eek3: how heavy do you think that is and why would you need that
     
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    heavier than her no doubt.
     
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    Fill flash..... unless you're specifically going for a non-fill flash look.

    I always have my flash on when shooting outside these days.

    I'll turn it off if I have nice sunset light to work with (plus, I don't have any gells, so I can't match the orange light anyway).
     
  18. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Try different metering modes. Sometimes matrix metering does that where you somehow have an underexposed subject and blown out sky. Depending how much sky is in the picture you might want to try experimenting with a graduated ND filter. They're especially useful for photographing landscapes.
     
  19. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    can someone explain "meter off?"
     
  20. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Your camera has a built in meter that it uses to determine the correct exposure. If you meter off the sky you basically point your camera at the sky and take a meter reading by pushing the shutter release halfway down and hold it while you re-aim at the subject and focus. You're taking a meter reading off of the sky.
     
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    somewhere around 40lbs :eek3: they discontinued that lens I think guess no one wanted to pay 90k for it
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Is this similar to white balance?
     
  23. BluSpecs

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    Yup, Pinch explained meter readings better than I would have.

    You can also try a meter reading from the grass or trees (Something green) and try under exposing that reading slightly. Sometimes that works too.

    Watch the position of the sun as well, try not to have it directly over head if you can help it.

    As suggested shooting near sunrise/sunset always works well for me to.
     
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    circular polarizer is a good idea too
     
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    Under bright sun, I set my exposure compensation to -0.7 to -1. Nothing worse than blown away detail.
     

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