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muckky

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muckky Registered since 27th Sep 2011
Wed 28-Sep-11 10:05 PM

Hello,

I have a new Nikon D3100 which I am very happy with, as far as ease of operation and the different options that come with the camera. However, this is the third time I have had my images processed (printed by commercial photo labs) and they are coming out too dark. The parts of the image that are in the shade (from trees, buildings, etc.) are darker than I would like to see. It seems like there is too much contrast between dark and light areas.
I have tried to correct this with image editing software before having them processed, but the results are underwhelming. I am using mostly the auto settings on my camera, but have also fooled with the aperture settings and the shutter speed to see if I can get better results.
Does anyone have any idea on what can be done to help solve this? Thanks!

G