A&P Just purchased a Digital Rebel XT...

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  1. Chrysler

    Chrysler New Member

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    It's obvious the camera doesnt matter anywhere near as much as the person using it... here are a few of my best shots out of the 2000 i've taken in the past week.

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    can on the ground, wow
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    my dog in my backyard
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    I purchased a quantaray circular polarizer filter based on some info on this board, but i cant seem to get it to do -anything-, i wasnt using it here though
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    pics from the ms south carolina prelim contest, I was actually please with how these came out considering how AWFUL the lighting was in the arena. I had to do lots of PS on these
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    I'm open to comments, and any suggestions on how I can get the CP to produce results.. Thanks for your time!
     
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    Chrysler New Member

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    This is how the majority of my pics have turned out. I have usually shot in manual mode, and I always try to let the meter indicate a correct exposure, maybe I'm doing something wrong?

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    congrats :hs:
     
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    I really like the first one, nice pics :hs:
     
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    i don't know about your exposure...i rarely use manual mode..mostly Av but you can help that pic out with a curve adjustment:
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    the houseboats are still too blown out
     
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    Meter for the white, rather than using matrix metering.
     
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    its easier with digital to bring out underexposed shit than overexposed shit
     
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    Best bet is to do multiple exposures or to expose for the white with EV+ a little bit. Shooting RAW will help final picture quality. :coolugh:
     
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    I started with evaluative metering, my camera doesnt have a matrix setting, unless that's another term for another setting. Now i've been experimenting with partial metering, which does only the center around the af point, and the results have been a little better, but not such as I feel im progressing. I guess I just need to keep playing around, because i've been frustrated with my results out of the camera so far. Are there any good websites that can suggest subjects to shoot to begin learning manual settings more?
     
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    That looks amazing to me. Could I have done something different at the time of shooting to make it come out of the camera like that, or was the shot just impossible due to angle or such?


    Thanks everyone for the info!
     

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