A&P What is the best way to deal with a bright/overcast day?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    Took a bunch of pics this weekend at the beach. Every pic just looks like absolute shit. The colors are washed out/dull. It looks overexposed, even when i metered/locked exposure on the subjects.

    First time in this kind of lighting (middle of the day). A sunny day with blue sky/party cloudy seems easier to deal with.

    Any tips?
     
  2. Heinzanova

    Heinzanova OT Supporter

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    no Nikkor Gold ring no care.

    Teach you to own a 55-200 VR Cheapy
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    cents, you make none
     
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    bntboz ACME user text OT Supporter

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    low dispersion glass.
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    got it with multiple lenses
     
  6. Etherized

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    post pics
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Post pics so we can tell you how you fucked up.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    uploading
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    what a fail weekend. i was shooting the wide angle at f/16... when i should never go over f/8 with that lens

    i was shooting people at 1/200 zoomed out at 175-200mm not really creating a sharp image

    then i realized for a few shots i had +0.7 exposure set from one pic i did and never went back to 0.0

    fuck my life
     
  10. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    you dont check the histogram after taking a shot?
     
  11. Wobistdu

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  12. Wobistdu

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    i do, but i don't completely know how to read it yet. :wtc:
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    all are right off camera

    i always shoot in standard profile. should i change that from time to time? possibly try neutral?
     
  14. Wobistdu

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    that kid on the rope was hilarious. the lifeguard pointed to me taking the pic and the kid really started to act all bad ass :rofl:
     
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    I would say start there, that will help you out quite a bit.
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    roger
     
  17. EWhytsell

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    overcast days are not gonna give good contrast so a lot of times I turn up the blacks slider on the RAW and/or adjust contrast to compensate.
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    need more care
     
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    wizeguy4 New Member

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    why should you never go over f8 with the lens? The pics look under exposed. Maybe shoot in Av mode and see where the camera wants to put the shutter speed at to give you an idea. And learn to use the cameras meter, in additional to the histogram
     
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    get a CPL
    bump your exposure compensation up if your histogram is reading low
     
  21. Wobistdu

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    the tokina 11-16 is at infinity focus past like 7 ft. is anything past f/8 really needed when everything is way out there?

    i thought f/8 - f/11 was the sweet spot for most lenses. hell at f/4 the 11-16 is already pretty sharp
     
  22. Wobistdu

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    oh and i was shutting in aperture mode. i like using the auto iso on the d90. had it set like min shutter 1/200. with max iso 1600
     
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    aperature is not just about focus distance or whatever you meant. It is also about depth of field and exposure. and yes F8 is generally where most MTF charts will put a lens for its best readings.

    Know the sunny 16 rule. It is great place to start and sometimes you dont need to deviate from it.

    now keep in mind that photgraphically speaking, a sunny day is defined as having high contrast shadows where the change from a sunny area to a shadow is a crisp line, not soft or barely visible. It needs to be distinct. If the edges of the shadow are soft, go with f11 instead of 16
     
  24. Wobistdu

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    wow thanks for this. will have to try
     
  25. EWhytsell

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    Me thinks you haven't read "Understand Exposure" yet? If not get it.
     

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