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    DefaultHelp with... well I'm not sure with what exactly

    I took pics of my roses today. Some I did in auto mode, and some I switched to manual and set the aperture to 4.5 and to 6.

    The flash fired for all of the shots, but only the shots from the auto setting are visible.

    My camera is a Nikon D70s and I'm sure it's me and not the camera.

    auto setting




    not auto setting




    Does anyone have any suggestions??

    TIA!!
    Laura & CJ in New Hampshire


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    DefaultRe: Help with... well I'm not sure with what exactly

    Your manual setting are underexposed. What settings are you using? Please post the f/stop and shutter speed and ISO you are using to get the manual shots and then I can tell you how to adjust

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    DefaultRe: Help with... well I'm not sure with what exactly

    I looked up the info on your exposure. Looks like you used f/4.5 and 1/60. I'm assuming your ISO was at 200 (unless you changed it... Nikon stays on 200 unless you tell it otherwise).

    Can you set your aperature lower than f/4.5? If you can, drop it as low as you can go and then check your light meter (look inside the view finder... see the bar on the bottom with that looks like this - ||||||||0|||||||||+ You want to turn your shutter speed dial until the little black bars are no longer visible. It should be on the 0 in the middle. That will be your correct shutter speed.

    If you cannot lower your f/stop, you will need to raise your ISO. You do this in your Menu options. Hit the Menu button on the back of the camera. Then use the wheel on the back of the camera with the little arrows on it for up, down, right, left. Look for the 'camera' icon on the menu display and choose that. It will pop open a menu for camera settings. Look for ISO and scroll over to it and select your ISO of 400 (this will give you more light).

    I know this is hard to explain in online so read your manual as you do this.

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    DefaultRe: Help with... well I'm not sure with what exactly

    Oh, and don't get frustrated. This is all part of learning. I went through it too

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    DefaultRe: Help with... well I'm not sure with what exactly

    Of course I deleted the photos before I recorded the settings. I figured since the flash fired, they would be fine. I set the first one at f4.5 and let the camera choose the other settings.

    I will pay closer attention next time. Thanks for the help!
    Laura & CJ in New Hampshire


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    DefaultRe: Help with... well I'm not sure with what exactly

    In retrospect we probably should have done the exposure lesson before the DOF lesson. Hang in there, we're learning too. Just do the best you can on this lesson. It will become clearer next week.


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