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Heather  M. Wareham
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/20/2007
 

Screwed Up My Settings Pease Help


I don't know what I did In M,S,A,P when I go to take picture of out side from my kitchen know the pictures all turn out bright white. Im not using flash. I changed a few setting and know Im not sure what they were at before. I should have writen them down. Im a real BEGINNER aren't I LOL LOL. I have to be in Auto to get good pictures. I hope someone will be able to help me.
Thanks


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2/14/2007 8:22:30 AM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  Without seeing the shot it is hard to tell but it may be strong Backlighting. Fill flash will help balance it out.
We all were beginners at one time.


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2/14/2007 8:47:52 AM

 
W.    Unfortunately, most never get past that phase...


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2/14/2007 9:41:22 AM

 
Heather  M. Wareham
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/20/2007
 
 
 
Ok Here are two picture I took of the same thing. The first one is in M and the other one is in Heart setting. When I take the picture in A,S they come the same as the first picture all white. For the life of me I can't figure it out.


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2/14/2007 10:53:33 AM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  Thanks for posting examples,I don't know what the "heart" setting is but since it works fine I would try resetting the camera. Turn the camera off, remove the battery and wait a few minutes,put it back in and try it. If their is a menu option to restore defaults, try that if you still have the problem. I never saw anything like what is happening. It isn't caused by backlighting.


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2/14/2007 12:47:35 PM

 
Heather  M. Wareham
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/20/2007
  Im so happy I figured it out it was the ISO-sensitivity it was to high had to bring it down to 100 it was on 400.
Thanks So much for you Help


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2/14/2007 1:07:05 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Heather,
One thing that may help you with problems like this is the EXIF info. Every digital image that you take with your camera has all of the camera settings that were used embedded into the image file. You can view this image info with most graphics viewers, and even when previewing your images in Windows.

You'll see the focus mode, shutter speed, ISO setting, aperture, if flash was used, focal length, and lots more. So when one picture is much lighter than another, you can compare the shot settings to see what was different.

Good luck,

Chris Vedros
www.cavphotos.com


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2/14/2007 3:25:23 PM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Heather, I highly recommend you check in your local area to see if there are any digital photography workshops available. Many workshops are a full day event or 2-3 half-days on successive saturdays, for instance. Perhaps a local camera store could help you find out if there is a workshop nearby. Maybe the camera store conducts training sessions that are relatively inexpensive.

John


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2/14/2007 3:46:54 PM

 
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