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02-05-2008, 04:46 AM   #1
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Highlight blowout on K10D

Okay, I'm a lot more familiar with my new goody now. I'm having a little trouble, though, with illuminated objects, shot at night or in twilight. They're REALLY overexposed. I took one shot that, in color, is dreadful; I changed it to b/w and played with the brightness/contrast, and now it's gorgeous. But if I'd wanted to keep it in color, I'd have been out of luck.

Anyone else experienced this? What did you do?

02-05-2008, 05:09 AM   #2
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the camera is probably trying to give you an exposure that give a 'well exposed' image but due to the lighting circumstances, that's not what you want. It's your job to recognise this and adjust the exposure to give you what you want. In this case, dial in some -ve exposure compensation to get a exposure more like the scene.

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Post some samples with EXIF and we can give better suggestions.
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you might be using the wrong metering as well. examples would help.


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