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Old 12-23-2005, 11:41 PM   #1
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the sky was blue why is it white? what settings do I need to change?
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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If I'm right, the camera is overexposing, which means that the sky, the brightest object in the picture, will be white.




Try adjusting exposure (sometimes seen as +/- 0.0 EV) settings - lower them - to compensate. As in negative numbers. My friend'* cheapo Kodak camera can do it, so I don't see why any other decent camera wouldn't.
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ya i can do that with my 1mp kodak (stop laughing). and my 35mm but thats an olypmus, very nice camera there. but ya you should be able to adjust it.
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That'* a tough shot. Lowering the EV will bring the sky to color, but the shadows will get really dark.
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Lowering the EV will bring the sky to color, but the shadows will get really dark.
I guess you can't win them all.
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Well with the joys of digital, you could take two identical pics with different exposures and stitch them in photoshop if you really wanted a perfect shot.

Or if your camera supports it, it can take the same shot and apply different exposures to it and end up with 3 of the same pics that look different.
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wouldnt a polarizer lense help this a lot?
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Yes, a polarizer can help darken the sky. But that'* pretty harsh light, so it would need to still be underexposed.
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My signature picture was three seperate shots taken from a tripod: one for the snow, one for the car, and one for the sky. The sky shot was underexposed and i used a color balance called "daylight" on the camera. The car was done with "auto" color balance and "auto" exposure. The snow was done with "snow" color balance and "auto" exposure.
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Well with the joys of digital, you could take two identical pics with different exposures and stitch them in photoshop if you really wanted a perfect shot.

Or if your camera supports it, it can take the same shot and apply different exposures to it and end up with 3 of the same pics that look different.
this was great advice,and got me thinking i only need one picture and with the joys of photoshop you can change the brightess and contrast and settings with photoshop and put it together that way aswell
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