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    DefaultLittle Trick

    I learned this when I was first trying to figure out exposure. With your camera (dSLRs) in an auto mode, pressure the shutter button halfway and note what it is using for exposure. I then turned to manual and set those same values in the manual mode. I then would check the exposure level indicator to see if it looked properly exposed. If it did, great. Sometimes it didn't. I would change the setting til the exposure was correct by the ELI. I'd take the picture and compare the shots to each other.


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    DefaultRe: Little Trick

    The only thing about learning on a completely manual 35mm SLR, was I couldn't do this.
    I LOVE having my dSLR to do this now

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    DefaultRe: Little Trick

    Thanks for the tip.
    I feel a bit lost in this exposure lesson (so much information!) and so I haven't picked up my camera in a week to experiment. I did a few pics in auto mode when the dogs were out.

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    DefaultRe: Little Trick

    Linda, it's not as hard as it seems. Pick an ISO, pick a aperture depending on how much light you need or DOF you want, and turn the shutter wheel until it's in the middle and shoot away. It's more scary than anything else.


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    DefaultRe: Little Trick

    The aperture is what gets me, I think.
    or is it the shutter speed?

    My pics come out either all black (underexposed) or very blinding white (very, very overexposed).

    At least I have the exposure terminology :-\
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    DefaultRe: Little Trick

    Are you making sure that the exposure level indicator is in the middle?


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    DefaultRe: Little Trick

    I try, sometimes it won't move though. I'm sure the camera is not defective. It's the person behind it.

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    DefaultRe: Little Trick

    If it's refusing to move, you have something that is not set correctly. You have one or more settings out of whack and it is too over exposed or under exposed. When this happens look at your three setting. Make sure they appear correct. Sunny day/low ISO. Bright light/mid range AV. This should give you a SS anywhere from 1/250-1/1250 depending on just how sunny it is.


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    Okay, thanks.
    Will try.
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