A&P Give me some a starting point to try out... *NEWB*

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  1. VD

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    Give me some sort of a starting point to try out... *NEWB*

    Yo guys.

    I'm working overnights, so every morning I have the opportunity to go out and take pictures of a sunrise right on lake superior.

    Only problem is, I haven't the slightest fucking idea what to try and do as far as white balance/exposure/etc

    Can someone throw me a bone here?

    350D w/ 18-55mm and a 75-300mm

    :hsd: Help
     
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    kinda hard to say without being there.
    use a tripod.
    set ISO to its lowest value (200 probably)
    shoot in Av mode at f/8 (this will get you to the sweet spot of your lens)
    use a 2 second timer so the shake from pushing the button doesn't blur your image.
    auto WB should be fine.

    it would help more to post up your failed attempts and we could tell you what went wrong..
     
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    Thanks tho supra.

    I'll give that a shot tomorrow and post the results.
     
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    Under expose to bring out more vibrant colors. Non lit areas will go black
     
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    [​IMG]

    1/8000s
    f2.8
    200iso
    no flash
     
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    Terrible... at least show me a silhouette of the boobies. :slap:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    sigh...fine...I'll go edit a new pic of her :o

    I do have a few that I wanted to edit:o:rofl:
     
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    I need more waves on this stupid lake :mad:

    I'll try those settings tomorrow :wiggle:

    Should I use the 18-55 or 75-300? :dunno:
     
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    Also, how does the AEB stuff work?

    I wanna take some cool shots to make HDR's out of (ya ya, I know) and can't quite seem to get that down quite right. :sad2:
     
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    HDR ftmfl
     
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    I think they look cool.

    That'd be nice on days that the lake is so boringly flat. :dunno:
     
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    You can also look into a graduated ND filter to help out with the harsh sun and dim foreground.
     
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    A what?

    What does it do?

    How spendy for a decent one?
     
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    :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl:

    I was going to do that, but I didn't want to leave a bad taste in his mouth and have him leave and not come back like the rest of the noobs.
     
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    hey now, i was polite in my first post, any 04 otter knows how to use google and take a joke :mamoru:

    :rofl:
     
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    Seriously - If you have the time and want to learn, take a lot of shots of the same scene. Vary the exposure and aperature range for each photo. Try different angles from high to low. Play with different filters, white balance, etc. Invest the time after uploading to go read the exif data on the photos. You see how you set the camera for X setting and this is the result it gave you. Maybe you like the next picture, go read the exif and see what you had to do to get the desired results. The point is, practice, practice and more practice is the road to improvement. I'm learning a little bit every day, and I'm taking a lot of crap shots, but once I figure out the scene I want and I nail it, it's a good feeling and I can repeat it next time. Hope this helps. :bigthumb:
     
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    I have 60k posts.

    Pretty sure I can handle being told to google something.
     
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    :rofl::werd:

    dude, I'd try using your 18-55... pull it all the way to 18 to get a good landscape view.. otherwise it's going to be boring looking.
     

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