Very disappointed with Canon T4i (650D) - over-exposed/washed out pictures

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Oilman
Oilman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,288
Both my 7D and 450 slightly overexpose using evaluative exposure in in landscape shots

as trees are dark green You need to remember that the camera is not smart. It exposes for 18% gray. If a scene is darker, like a dark green forest it will over expose. If a scene is lighter, like snow, it will underexpose. As others have mentioned check your histogram and look at your shots after you take them so you can adjust appropriately. I use center weighted averaging most of the time and have no problems.

Finally most monitors are set too bright for accurate color and tone .Super bright  monitor setings sell in the showroom but do not work for photography

It is likely that there is nothing wrong with your camera. DSLR's require a learning curve and the most common post we get here is generally something to the effect of "I just bought this expensive camera and my pictures are lousy. Once you post the pictures we can give you a better answer

As BAK suggests, get a good book on photography and buy David Busch's book on how to use your camera. Learn how to use Av TV and manual modes. Learn how to shoot RAW and post process Keep shooting and post your results on this forum for comment.

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