I have owned a D100 for about a month now and have a shot a few hundred pictures. When loaded into the computer almost all the photos appear flat and I have to use photoshop elements to punch up the pictures. Mostly they need a levels adjustment or and Auto-contrast adjustment because there is usually some space between the ends of the histogram and the pure black/white points.
Is this normal? When I get prints from film back from the processor, they are usually very crisp. Does the processor run some sort of batch compensation as part of the printing process?
#1. "RE: Flat images" | In response to Reply # 0genec57 Basic MemberTue 20-Aug-02 08:26 PM
Post processing at some level is a fact of the digital world.
If your photos are generally flat you might need look at your white point. If it is set to auto that will be a problem. I recommend a read of Moose Peterson's excellent review of the D100, particularly his discussion on white point. http://www.moose395.net/tdg.html
White point settings are vital to get the most out of digital photography. I would also recommend you look at Bibble as an excellent initial post processing program; www.bibblelabs.com. I like it better than Nikon Capture and it is less expensive.
To really get the most out of your camera I recommend Thom Hogan's "The Complete Guide to the D100". http://www.bythom.com/.
The digital world has opened a whole new enthusiasm for photography for me but it does involve a significant learning curve to make the best of it.
#2. "RE: Flat images" | In response to Reply # 1glasseye Registered since 12th Jul 2002Wed 21-Aug-02 10:02 AM
I have noticed similar findings, I now shoot with the histogram display active. But I would still load into PS for post production. It's like developing film and printing with no compensation? I assume? I will also check out the above links. Thanks Harry