Image too dark and or Contrast in D100
I have read here and other places of trouble with images being too dark and or the contrast being wrong. I don't feel I have this problem. I would like to know if it is a difference in my work-flow or a camera to camera difference. Could someone who is having this problem please try my usual routine?
1. Shoot in raw mode.
2. Bring the photo into Photoshop or the imaging program of your choice without any previous editing.
3. Bring up the levels adjustment.
4. Move the top left slider to the left edge of the histogram.
5. Move the top right slider to the right edge of the histogram.
6. Move the middle slider in either direction to set the overall brightness/gamma.
This does not give an absolutely perfect image, but it is often all it needs.
#1. "RE: Image too dark and or Contrast in D100" | In response to Reply # 0fungi Registered since 08th Jan 2003Sun 12-Jan-03 06:45 AM
Yeah, well. Power to the RAW format, but it still begs the question as to why the D100 won't produce "instant snaps" when everything is on auto, P, and so on. I think it's a reasonable expectation for someone to pick up the camera, check the camera is in charge of everything, and if there are no extreme shooting conditions, to get a pciture that's spot on.
I love using RAW for critical work.
I hate having to tweak things to get a simple snapshot looking normal.
#2. "RE: Image too dark and or Contrast in D100" | In response to Reply # 1ojm_webf1_com Registered since 03rd Dec 2002Mon 13-Jan-03 06:36 AM
Here are two examples of pictures which are straight out of the camera with exception of sharpening since I have that off. I like the sharpening better done in post processing.
I've learned in the 2.5 months that I've had the camera how to get the results I want. I shoot mostly RAW and mostly manual. On my site you can also see the transportation section. all that section was taken yesterday (January 12, 2003.) Most of those pictures only needed a small curve adjustement because I purposely underexposed due to the intense sun conditions.