New D7000 user needs technique/settings tips

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
ADeighty
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Re: New D7000 user needs technique/settings tips
In reply to nfpotter, Feb 1, 2013

You have a bright sky and dark shadows and the camera is trying to compensate for a very wide latitude in exposure. Plus, you under exposed by 2/3 stop. If you had taken this photo 1/2 an hour earlier the light would have been more balanced. If you want straight out of camera results, try bumping saturation, sharpness and contrast. So...study the lighting, practice different settings and if you want to really improve what you get in camera, then do at least a little post work. As a start, check the histogram of this photo. Here is a real quick adjustment, took maybe 20 seconds.

Happy shooting with your new camera.

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