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  1. #31
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    can you use the histogram in the viewfinder i cant figure how to get it. when i put in on live view it shows but i use the view finder
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  2. #32
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    no you can't use the histogram with the viewfinder.

    however if you use the AEL button and lock the exposure, you will see the meter moving around when you point at different objects in the viewfinder.
    that way when AEL is locked, you can aim at different spots and get an idea if it is gonna be over or under exposed for those areas.
    the important part being that the object you want is correctly exposed.
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    No histogram in the viewfinder on an SLR. The view you see through the viewfinder is actually the scene you are shooting viewed in a mirror, projected into your viewfinder through a prism.
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  4. #34
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    lay it on me i tried what u were sayin sparkie
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  8. #38
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    Exclamation Too much light ... on the subject

    Quote Originally Posted by millz View Post
    Okay, 'Millz', the detail of the bird's back is ... where? This is overexposure, where the highlights simply eat up all the detail and wash it out. When you have a subject like this, this reflective ... you need to spot meter and go after the highlights, instead of the shadows. It probably cannot be recovered, but, admittedly, I have not tried.

    Shooting in the sun is one of the hardest outdoor types of shooting, because of the wide span of intensity from the whitest white to the blackest black. Most digital camera sensors can only handle 3 f-stops of gray variation ... you are looking at probably 7 f-stops worth of gray. Only B&W-film has that dynamic range.

    So, how do you manage to pull out the detail from a shot like this? Good question ... and it's time for school (<-click here).
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-03-2009 at 07:07 PM.
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  9. #39
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    ty for the lesson Don. Unfortunately this is kinda what i tried to do with the small exception off holding the exposure button. I took sparkies advice and zoomed in on the subject then zoomed out to take the shot so I think they are better than yesterdays photos butyour right they need a little help. I am happy with the fact they are better than anything ive ever taken, so there is always a silver lining. I will try what you said tomorrow. Also i saw ur post on auto mode and i also worked on that today. I sat at a spot and took the same photo over and over to get a feel for the settings.

    aperture = light coming in opening of the blades
    shutter speed = how quickly the photo is taken

    the one i dont really understand is ISO

    ALSO WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE FIRST BIRD PHOTO THAT I JUST POSTED TODAY BACK TO CAMERA
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  10. #40
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    Check this link out
    http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial_iso.html

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