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  1. #21
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)
    Hi Fred and other contributors,

    Thanks to all your help I've got it now under control. I have been applying all your suggestions, tips and ideas and it has transformed my world.
    Here's what I would like to add in a condensed form to assist people with similar problems:

    There are four YouTube clips that every novice photographer should watch. These are:

    Nikon D7500 User's guide by Jared Polin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi1copk_Sns
    6 Simple Camera Hacks To Get You Off AUTO Mode Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqlZoXrutYI
    How to open Nikon D850 .nef files in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Hr0rUwn1w
    Learn Lightroom 6 CC - Episode 1 Quickstart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bECi0ZQAB34

    Since I started this thread a complete new world has opened for me and I want to thank you all.
    The D7500 is different to the D90 (As suggested by one of you) and seems to apply different metering to the pictures. In Auto-mode one hasn't got control about this. However, it seems that my Nikon D7500 seems to function the best when the metering is set at +0.3 to +0.7. By doing this the pictures turn out great!

    I now shoot most of my pictures in Aperture mode, shoot in RAW and process them in Lightroom.

    The problem to novice photographers that the whole process from moving to Auto settings to Manual settings is very daunting and one expect a steep learning curve. Thanks to your help and the videos as listed as above I understood and kind of mastered the whole concept in a matter of days. Of course there's so much more to learn but at least I now master the foundations of photography.

    The manual included with the camera is kind of hopeless: Too much information but no direction.
    The learning curve to get a grip on Lightroom is not as bad as expected. It's just going through logical steps and it's non-destructive to the originals.
    I now shoot in RAW + JPEG Fine settings.

    I am very happy to list my problem on this forum as it drove me nuts.
    Thank you all very much for your excellent help and support.
    Cheers,

    Luke
    Melbourne, Australia


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  2. #22
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    Great!!!!!!
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  3. #23
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    Good news! Glad to hear you have resolved your issues with the D7500. Also, very glad you have elected to move away from auto everything. You were like a boxer with one hand tied behind their back in this mode. Do experiment with the other modes as S, M and P models also have their uses.
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    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
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  4. #24
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    Thanks BikerBrent,
    Yes, I've take on your advice and have been experimenting with the other priorities.
    Aperture works the best for landscapes and portraits. Shutter speed mode is best for fast action events or water features, Manual at night, etc.
    I'm over simplifying things here but I've seen the light (No pun intended).
    Thanks mate for your help!

  5. #25
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    LRAT, I'm glad to hear things are falling into place for you!

    Learning how to use a camera is something like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. First you find all the straight edges and put the outside of the puzzle together (starting out in Auto when using a camera which is the easy part). Once the outside edges of a puzzle is done, you have to change how you look at the pieces. And that makes things slow down a little (like learning to use Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and/or Manual Mode). Once the pieces start falling into place with fewer and fewer puzzle pieces remaining, it's like picking up speed with your knowledge.

    Kudos to working through the initial learning curve rather quickly!
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  6. #26
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    That's a really good analogy Hark!
    It's like with everything else in life: Sometimes you wonder what all the fuss is about. But the biggest problem is the procrastination. It seems so daunting at the beginning and one hopes that the auto-settings will cover all your needs.

  7. #27
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    Glad to hear you've got things under control.
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  8. #28
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    Quote Originally Posted by LRAT View Post

    Luke
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hi Luke,

    I am glad that you have got it sorted and are getting off the Auto mode. It is a lot to learn but it is very enjoyable knowing that the image you create is your own and post processing is basically like adding the icing on the cake.
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  9. #29
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    Quote Originally Posted by LRAT View Post
    Hi Fred and other contributors,

    Thanks to all your help I've got it now under control. I have been applying all your suggestions, tips and ideas and it has transformed my world.
    Here's what I would like to add in a condensed form to assist people with similar problems:
    This forum has the best, helpful members. They respect novice photographers and are generous with their expertise. Please stick around.
    I love the images from Australia.
    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 02-24-2020 at 07:09 PM.
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    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8,
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty.

  10. #30
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    Re: D7500 underexposed pictures on automatic settings (On every possible lens)

    Thanks Dawg Pics.
    I was overwhelmed with helpful suggestions indeed. I will definitely stick around on the forum.
    The images are nothing special though, just taken right out of the backyard.
    Cheers,

    Luke





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