39600RE: [Zion_National_Park_Hiking] Re: Technical Question
- May 1 5:40 AMAnd a thanks to you also Steve. The best picture I posted, the one of the
formations from the car was at about 3pm so it was a nicer photo.
I need to start taking time to think these things out prior to the shot. If
I can get it down outside with full light then I can work on shooting in
canyons, which is a whole new ball game.
bruce from bruce
>From: "Steve" <socraticgadfly@...>
>Subject: [Zion_National_Park_Hiking] Re: Technical Question
>Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:24:12 -0000
>In the Southwest, I normally set my camera to underexpose 1/3 stop. (I
>have my exposure gradients set to 1/3, not 1/2 stop, for more precise
>Near midday, I'll drop that to 2/3 stop underexposure. If you're using
>digital, it's easy to bracket exposures, as well.
>Following up on what other people have said, I see that you have a
>point and shoot digital.
>Always have your saturation at +1 above the default. In the Southwest,
>especially shooting near noon, it should be +2.
>Next piece of advice; don't shoot between 10am-2pm (11am-3pm in DST).
>Even with a digital SLR and Photoshopping, there's only so much you
>can get out of such pictures.
>Finally, I'm going to recommend a book: "Natural Park Photography," by
>Tim Fitzhaus. In addition to time of day suggestions like mine, he'll
>tell you the best seasons of the year to shoot at selected spots in
>all major U.S. National Parks.
> > Take a look at the photos I posted and let me know how to improve
> > them. They seem to be washed out, colors not vibrant.
> > I shot them with manual settings, ISO100.
> > Today I'm going to try manual at ISO50 and also auto. Switching back
> > and forth may give me a better idea. I wonder also if adjusting the
> > white balance might help.
> > I'll some photos later.
> > bruce from bryce
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