Lufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
So I gave it another try yesterday and spent today's afternoon with editing. Some of the pics I've taken can be seen below. But before I have two more questions:
1.) Why are the original photos so dark? On my camera (display brightness set to normal) they look much better. Here you can see the original file of the CRJ taking off and my edit:
2.) How can I prevent the pictures getting darker to the left and right side? I cloned two points to show how much darker they get:
And here are the pics which I edited (some were very dark). Feel free to comment on them! If you would like to give it your own try just mail me via the PM service of a.net and tell me the mailing adress you want the pictures to be sent to. I set my camera to the highest resolution and fine this time
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
I'm puzzled why the images would be so underexposed, I can't see what the camera would meter off in the top image that would make the rest of it so dark.
If you don't have a handheld meter (you probably don't), switch the camera to centre-weighted mode, and expose the image manually off the aircraft - this is a good starting point.
Also, the images are a little soft, at 200-300mm try F7.1 - F9.0 and see if that works better for your lens - although you will need to adjust your shutter speed if you're shooting in manual so that the exposure is correct. If all this is gobbledigook to you, have a look at this: