A&P just took these i'd like help on the contrast though.

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  1. shawntx76

    shawntx76 Guest

    the camera was on auto, and a little bit of auto in the photo shop has been done but they still don't look right, any thoughts?

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  2. mobbarley

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    Okay, first thing: Sun is on the wrong side, your shooting the shadows.

    Secondly, they look like they were taken on a very bright day, its hard to get vivid colours like that. Try shooting early morning. You could also try a polarising filter.
     
  3. point & shoot
     
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    havent seen any photos from you yet :)
     
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    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    use gray card, take pic, take pic again + levels dropper on gray card = profit?
     
  6. who me?
     
  7. Don't really have to do that with most digital cameras because their light meters are more advanced. But it is good practice to have a gray card around because sometimes the meter can be fooled if the subject or bg is really light or dark. If you don't want to carry around a card you can usually just use the inside of your camera bag if it is gray, or look for someone with a sweatshirt :)
     
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    lol, i'd never use a grey card on a snapshot... :ugh2:

    Ignore what they said, if you want better photos, pick your light a bit better (early morning is best) & make sure the sun is on the right side. :bigthumb:
     

  9. I don't know if he was "trying" to go for the snapshot look. If he was then oops my bag :uh:
     
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    um.. right... :ugh:
     
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    if it's a DSLR.. try adjusting the white balance and try using a circular polarizing filter.. but as mobbarley said.. the sunlight is the main thing.. you're doing it when it's REALLY sunny and bright.. your colors wont be as vibrant. I'd wait until either a) early in the morning or b)sunset. A sunset would make those boat pictures a lot nicer. or a sunrise. cloudy days are good too
     
  12. :ugh: wtf is your deal? :squint:
     

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