Linco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 15 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 2269 times:
Hope everyone is well this Friday! Just looking some advice on exposure. I'm finding that the majority of my photos have incorrect exposure. I dont really tamper with the expsosure setting on my 350D. When I'm shooting in good sunlight(like the picture below), I have my camera on Av, in and arounf f9 or there abouts depending on conditions. I have this photo in the que at the moment and was hopin if someone could tell if this is indeed over exposed? My kit is Canon 350D, and a 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 USM lens. EXIF is below
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
100.0 - 300.0mm
Fly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
the plane itself is not overexposed, I would say oversharpened. However the building in the back is blown out and draws eyes away from the subject. You should have masked the building when adjusting your levels. Just my .
Aerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
I knew that I recognized that factory/background somewhere before...Belfast City Airport (BHD) Right?
If so, did you take the Picture on the footbridge or in the old airport car parking lot?
Sorry Chris, I did notch it down myself -1/3, my mistake! I remember shooting that day and I think I only fiddled with it on that occassion. Thanks for the advice guys, just need to wait for the rejection......
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
I find that livery is an absolute sod to photo. Very difficult to get the colours looking anything like correct. I think that they are OK in your shot by and large, but the top of the aircraft is a little light and also the leading edge of the wings and around the engines hints at slight overexposure. The factory in the background is way overexposed, which is another indicator of the shot being overexposed generally. Due to the metering (I'm assuming it's the same on the 350D to my 300D), the effect you would normally expect in a situation like that is for the factory to be exposed more correctly and the plane to look a bit dark.
I'm surprised that using some exposure compensation didn't appear to make much difference though. I often have to compensate by -1/3 in strong light and in poor light my Canon is terrible. It way underexposes. My dad's Minolta Dynax 5 is a thousand times better at metering. With the Canon it's a bit of a guessing game at times.
Linco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Yeah that old BMI livery is a pain in the backside most of the time! 75% of BMI movements at BHD are with the A321 so chances of gettin the new livery is sometimes slim. I'm not even sure what my metering is set to I must check. I guess it'll be another one for the personal collection
Your exposure problems are probably not any fault of your own. You probably should think about investing in a incident meter and/or gray card to assist with proper metering. I am getting a 350D in a couple weeks. I am not going to make the same mistake that I made with my 300D (trusting the in-camera metering). I am getting an incident meter.