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chauncey87
01-30-2005, 07:15 AM
OK, call me a n00b, but what exactly is meant by "underexposed"? And what causes it, and what should I do to avoid taking underexposed shots?


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Joe
01-30-2005, 03:12 PM
Underexposed is just a fancy term for "Too dark."

cmherndon
01-30-2005, 04:51 PM
To some extent it can be a "fancy term for too dark", but you can have a bright sunny day and still underexpose a shot. It looked like you had enough available light to shoot with snow on the ground. When shooting in conditions such as snow or clouds, the worst thing you can do is have any part of the sky in your shot. This will give your camera a bad light reading and the photo will turn out dark. Probably the best thing to do is shoot from a higher elevation (if possible) or maybe use a longer lens, and then have your camera set on full manual. You'd probably be amazed at the results you get. A few of your photos could probably be saved with Photoshop by adjusting the levels a little bit to brighten them up.