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  1. #1
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    Suggested exposure settings

    Some time ago, I think I saw a posting, article or something that gave suggested exposure setting other than default. I'd like to try those as my pictures are starting to come out dull.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    What, exactly, do you mean by 'dull'?
    Don't mind me... I'm out roaming around somewhere between Zone III and VII.


    Go forth and actuate!


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  3. #3
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    Quote Originally Posted by jayw View Post
    Some time ago, I think I saw a posting, article or something that gave suggested exposure setting other than default. I'd like to try those as my pictures are starting to come out dull.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Are you possibly referring to using ETTR (Expose To The Right)?
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    Maybe, not sure. Can you tell me more what that is.

  5. #5
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    Quote Originally Posted by jayw View Post
    Maybe, not sure. Can you tell me more what that is.
    There's a link in my previous post that explains ETTR in excruciating detail.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    In the past, my colors had some "punch" to them. Now, my reds are not bright or "true". Not sure how else to explain this change. maybe upping Vibrance and/or Saturation? If so, by how much as a starting point?

  7. #7
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    Sorry, didn't realize that was a link.

    Thanks

  8. #8
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    Quote Originally Posted by jayw View Post
    In the past, my colors had some "punch" to them. Now, my reds are not bright or "true". Not sure how else to explain this change. maybe upping Vibrance and/or Saturation? If so, by how much as a starting point?
    Well if you shoot .jpg you could try using a different Picture Control Profile, or adjusting one of the default Profiles; but if your issue is exposure-related then I'll refer you back to using ETTR.

    When I shoot .jpg I use the "Standard" Picture Control with the Sharpening adjustment at +6 and Saturation at +1. You might want to try that and see if it gets you what you want. There's also the "Vivid" Picture Control but it's a bit much for my tastes.

    I would suggest you try some of those adjustments first; you can always go back to the factory defaults if you don't like what you're seeing.
    ~ Paul
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  9. #9
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    That's what I was looking for.

    I'll try it and see what happens. FYIW - I shoot NEF + JPG.

    Again thanks and have a wonderful Holiday!

  10. #10
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    Re: Suggested exposure settings

    Quote Originally Posted by jayw View Post
    ....... - I shoot NEF + JPG.......
    Then you should be editing your .NEF files. And.... most in-camera settings are not applied to raw files automatically unless you set your software up to do so. And some don't have that option.
    Don't mind me... I'm out roaming around somewhere between Zone III and VII.


    Go forth and actuate!


    My Website.





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