A&P i suck at photog. any tips?

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  1. DJxRad

    DJxRad New Member

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    New D70 user, i took this in full sun w/ a polarizing filter. However the tree/bushes in the bottom of the pic are very grainy. And the roof is washed out. I've noticed that many of my pics are turning out "grainy". Too low iso? Increase my aperature? Any suggestions greatly appreciated... also some flaming due to DSLR noob + crappy pics is also expected. :mamoru:

    Let the comments commence! :wiggle:
     
  2. 00soul

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    step one - dont tilt your camera
    2 - low iso = less grainy or noisy
     
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    Also shooting in the middle of the day makes sense to a noob but really you want to shoot during dusk/dawn and also really overcast days. Light is more even...
     
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    Get a D200 or D2x?
     
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    if you crop out the bottom half it doesn't look bad.
     
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    Use low iso, take multiple exposures at different settings and you'll eventually get a hang of it.
     
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    the composition isn't horrible, but straighten it out a little more. plus, im sure your camera metered a darker portion of the frame which is why the clouds and top of the roof is washed out. look to meter one of the brighter areas if you are forced to take photos in that extreme light.
     
  8. Jcolman

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    If he does that the picture will be underexposed quite a bit. Actually, the exposure on his pic is pretty much right on. The sky is slightly washed out but it's not terrible. The shadow portions of the shot look like it's suppose to look. All in all, the techincal quality of this picture isn't bad. Composition and time of day isn't the best but it's a good start.
     
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    is that the west end of the kelly engineering building at OSU?
     
  10. IntheWorks

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    I find in tricky lighting conditions it's nice to bracket your shots, then layer them in photoshop....
     
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    thanks for all the help you guys. yeah, i should have bracketed my shots... i think i'm going to need a lot more time behind a lens...
     
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    My suggestion: do like the rest of us and just brag about your equipment instead of taking photos. You'll thank me later.
     
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    :nono: What kind of horrible advice is that!? :ugh:
     
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    :)
     
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    QFT :mamoru:

    but honestly, you're shooting a shadow... check out the light source. What you did shoot in adequate lighting was excellent for a noob. A tad over exposed but i kinda like that anyways.

    What i like to do when im using a new camera or new subject etc.. is to use a tripod and frame my photo (constant light is best so try to avoid a day where the clouds are moving in front of the sun). Then take a shot using each possible setting to get a feel for what amounts of fstop or correction or whatever you have access to does to the image. (dont forget to note which setting was what picture while you're shooting them)
     
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    I stand corrected. I would definitely rather blow out the sky and keep the main subject exposed correctly.
     

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