A&P HDR finally makes sense to me...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. For so long, I was discontent with my images, I usually shot 3 separate exposures in AV...

    But now having played around in M, I set the Aperture, and then the right exposure for one photo, then set the AEB to -2, 0, +2 with ISO on 100 and WOW... a much noticeable difference. Nothing overly blown out...

    I'm an idiot for not using M before. :uh:
     
  2. SenenCito

    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    for about 90% of your shots you should be using M always..its just so much better when you have a good idea of what your camera is going to do.
     
  3. horselover fat

    horselover fat in your driveway stealing your internet

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    iso 200 should work too right?
     
  4. Some people like to use it, I usually use 100.
     
  5. horselover fat

    horselover fat in your driveway stealing your internet

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    well thats all i can use so lol
     
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    HDR is awesome in the right hands
     
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    Dodge/burn is nice too.
     
  8. horselover fat

    horselover fat in your driveway stealing your internet

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    photoshop?
     
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    or LR.
     
  10. Bowzyr

    Bowzyr sup bro

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    I disagree w/ this.

    90% of my time is spent in ap priority or shutter priority.
     
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    Bowzyr sup bro

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    truth.
     
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    I only shoot full M when I am doing stuff with off camera lighting.
     
  13. SenenCito

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    Sorry for you then.

    Its much better when you have full control of your camera..that is if you know what you're doing. For most situations you set the aperture once and the exposure you dont really have to vary it much. Hell in december alone i took 13k picture in the most varied of settings and my camera was never moved from manual
     
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    For me, it's all about convenience. I used to shoot in full manual, and learned a lot that way. But now, unless I absolutely need to shoot manual, I shoot Av or Tv. Like i said, if i am using lighting (and sunsets/sunrises), I shoot M. Motion stuff is Tv, and everything else is Av.
     
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    If I have ample time to set the exposure, I always shoot in M. Check the histogram, adjust as needed, etc. But if I need to get a decently quick shot, which is often, I am usually in Av mode.
     
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    I guess I understand your points..and I know what I say sounds very elitist but loook at it this way. I can walk to a club and immediately ill know how to set my camera, since im so used to doing it manually ill have a very good idea of the setings. It all comes down to practice
     

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