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Rick_Smith Registered since 08th Jan 2011Sat 15-Jan-11 06:01 PM
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"How did I do?"


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I am getting use to shooting out of auto mode....

This is after I did a little work in post...

I shot this in raw...

Curious how I did. I'd be glad to post the raw file as well.

(I'm a bit confused how to look at the histogram in a picture like this...there is so much white, I"m not sure how to tell if things are ok by the histogram...

Thanks in advance..!


  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 15-Jan-11 06:22 PM
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Excellent job! Great exposure with the flash. The focus might be a little too close, but at f/1.4 you probably breathed.

With all that white in the shot, the histogram will be biased to the right; but that is to be expected.

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Sat 15-Jan-11 10:19 PM
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You need to look at both the histogram and the highlights screens. It can be hard to get an even distribution, so you also need to see if any highlights are being lost. If so, are they important or can you allow them to be lost.

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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010Thu 27-Jan-11 12:21 PM
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I think you did quite well. One minor criticism might be the distracting toy right above the baby's face. As for the histogram, it *should* be skewed to the highlight side since the scene has lots of white in it. What you wouldn't want to see is the curve pushed up against the edge such that it looks clipped--that would indicate overexposed highlights. I'm betting yours doesn't since the whites look just right to my eye.

  

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jnuss Registered since 17th Dec 2006Sat 29-Jan-11 01:37 AM
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Great shot! A couple of nitpicks:
(1) I would go for a little tighter crop
(2) The eyes, IMO are a little soft.
(3) You may want to use -1ev. All of the white tends to overexpose.

Keep at it!


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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010Sat 29-Jan-11 03:52 AM
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>Great shot! A couple of nitpicks:
>(1) I would go for a little tighter crop
>(2) The eyes, IMO are a little soft.
>(3) You may want to use -1ev. All of the white tends to
>overexpose.
>

Actually, it's the opposite. Lots of white in a scene tends to cause the camera to underexpose. The general recommendation, for example, when shooting bright snow scenes is to give +1 or even a little more to compensate for the camera's desire to render a scene as average brightness.

See the following Nikon tip: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8279/~/how-does-an-exposure-meter-work%3F

The OP's image seems well exposed in the whites to me. There still seems to be subtle detail in the clothing and blanket "whites," without any areas of pure white which might indicate blow out.

  

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