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Old 01-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Ok so....

My pictures where coming out dark for the longest time and I couldn't figure out why I was in manual mode with the iso set at 100 and the shutter speed turned almost all the way up so that's why the pictures where coming out dark in manual mode I have it fine tuned now ill post some pics of the dog park when I get home


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Nice job. Learning your camera is great when you run into walls like that.

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Look forward to your dog park photos.

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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ok heres some of the pics I took the other day I took some with my 75/300 and the others with my nifty fifty :) thats jedi :)
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lmk what you guys think all these where with the iso set at 100
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The idea with manual isn't to set the aperture and shutter speed at certain values and then never touch them. Your first couple pictures are horribly overexposed. The 5th picture, on the other hand, is underexposed. The 4th and 5th pictures are good as far as light and dark are concerned, but they still weren't exposed correctly.

You need a faster shutter speed if you're going to try and get pictures of dogs playing. Notice how they're blurry here. The only way to do that and achieve a correct exposure is to open up your aperture (smaller f-stop) and/or turn your ISO up. If you're in a park with lots of trees and shade, you should probably use shutter priority mode and adjust shutter speed and ISO until you freeze the dogs in the frame. You can certainly use manual, but remember that shaded areas will require either a longer exposure, wider aperture, or higher ISO.

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I agree that manual is a place that you play with alot as you shoot. It's constantly changing to get it right.

Keep at it though, you will get it.

For the dogs running, you may want to bump up your shutter some (Not too much though) If you find that right spot and can follow the dogs well, you will get a nice crisp photo of the dogs with some motion blur to add to the effect.

Try something like 1/125th or 1/160th shutter and adjust your ISO and Aperture to that to help with exposure. And then just learn to follow the dogs. Panning shots, as they call it.

Since you are still learning as well, I would suggest you venture in the Shutter Priority Tv(Canon)/S(Nikon) or Aperture Priority Av(Canon)/A(Nikon) modes as well. These are Manual modes as well with some computer help. Basically, if you want to adjust just the Shutter and let the computer do the rest, choose Shutter Priority. And you control the shutter and the on board computer will figure the rest for you. Same goes with Aperture mode, you control the Aperture.

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