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Offline andydo

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too dark
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:21:12 PM »
I've seen images of dark coloured horses but when I try to do it the head doesn't stand out from the body as much.
What am I doing wrong

« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 07:38:40 PM by Mick »


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Re: too dark
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 06:59:11 PM »
I would hazard a guess that you've taken the exposure reading from what are predominately white horses without compensating by opening up by 1 to 1.5 stop, and consequently ended up with underexposed images.

Call for a grey card!!! Mr Batey will let you know all about that. ;)

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Re: too dark
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 07:01:54 PM »
cheers Abers
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Re: too dark
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 08:26:44 AM »
Unusually for this site the metadata doesn't tell me much. However, I agree it looks just a bit under exposed. But also looks like it could easily be corrected in any image editing software.
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Re: too dark
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 08:32:20 AM »
I would hazard a guess that you've taken the exposure reading from what are predominately white horses without compensating by opening up by 1 to 1.5 stop, and consequently ended up with underexposed images.

Call for a grey card!!! Mr Batey will let you know all about that. ;)

Or just meter from the grass . . preferably behind you.

As Simon says though, easily corrected in any editing software with a curves adjustment.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 08:36:30 AM by Hinfrance »
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Re: too dark
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 03:08:39 PM »
5 mins work:
Curves to up the exposure of the whites and darker areas
Removed one wire
Replaced sky - back to original

Only time I adjust WB on a modern camera is in-studio as Auto WB is excellent, shooting RAW I can alter (rarely do so) and light values are constantly changing
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