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Great advice man. I must of dropped too many shitty pictures lol. I use to have a decent camera but it came up missing. Now I just take advantage of my Iphone. lol How long have you been cussing all these amateur pictures?
Ha! It's not just any one person. More of a generalization.
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Great pic!

I agree with getting low. I don't agree with a sunset in the background unless you have lighting which is a whole other animal.

What kind of camera do you have? Something with an HDR feature would be great for your pic with the sun blowing out in the top right corner.
How do you stop the sun blowing out the shot?
Aside from the obvious, not shooting on sunny days or getting all in the shade?

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An example of soft/warm sunlight. One of the trickiest parts about photography is figuring out when and how to use natural lighting.

100% agree with that.

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Great pic!

I agree with getting low. I don't agree with a sunset in the background unless you have lighting which is a whole other animal.

What kind of camera do you have? Something with an HDR feature would be great for your pic with the sun blowing out in the top right corner.
I have a Canon 6D but I'm not a huge HDR guy. I can really manipulate Pictures to work with sun in the background. Once I find a spot I like I'll do a shoot and show you.
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A simple polarizer will help with reflections, saturation and might help with the sky depending on the angle and stops it is over exposed. Having said that cool pic.
I have a polarizer I was just too lazy to go back and get it once I saw the reflections.

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A very nice edit or you are exceptional at using a DSLR... Very nice !!
I have been using DSLR's for about 4 years and do everything in RAW and edit in lightroom.
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This under a shade tree, If I don't crop out the harsh sun then it ruins the whole shot.
I don't even know what an HDR feature is??

I do agree with all your points in post #1, However in overcast conditions I cant seem to get the colors to pop.

Evening sunlight seems to be the best.



This was inside with the flash on...

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I have a Canon 6D but I'm not a huge HDR guy. I can really manipulate Pictures to work with sun in the background. Once I find a spot I like I'll do a shoot and show you.
I didn't mean like overdone, nuked HDR. Just more dynamic range to tone down the brightness of the sun.

On my Sony I can turn the EV up to bring the darker and lighter areas closer together as far as exposure.
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How do you stop the sun blowing out the shot?
Aside from the obvious, not shooting on sunny days or getting all in the shade?

Cant believe Iv missed this thread, only just saw it.
I usually try and hide the sun behind something. The days where the sky is really blue but there is some big cloud cover usually works best. If that doesnt work i try and filter the light through a tree or something. I'll try and simulate it and post up the pictures next week.
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Whats a nice beginner camera that doesn't break bank?


I'd like to do more of this especially with meets adventures and builds
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[QUOTE=oldninjadude;692010]This under a shade tree, If I don't crop out the harsh sun then it ruins the whole shot.
I don't even know what an HDR feature is??

I do agree with all your points in post #1, However in overcast conditions I cant seem to get the colors to pop.

Evening sunlight seems to be the best.



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When shooting in overcast I like to over expose then I go back later and highlight the subject and darken the sky.

HDR just means high dynamic range.... You can do it manually by bracketing your photos and stitching them together or in my case my camera will do it.
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Whats a nice beginner camera that doesn't break bank?


I'd like to do more of this especially with meets adventures and builds
Canon T3 or a Nikon d3100 are about the same. They have all the advanced controls the bigger cameras have but they usually come with cheaper lenses and are "noisy" when you turn up the sensitivity.
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Budget?
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There all cheap now days, you can get 12's & even 14's for what I gave for my 10.

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Canon T3 or a Nikon d3100 are about the same. They have all the advanced controls the bigger cameras have but they usually come with cheaper lenses and are "noisy" when you turn up the sensitivity.
You can find an older Sony A55 that have IQ equivalent to a T4i for about $400.
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Budget?
Whats a budget?

Idk... Didn't think that far ahead. Uhhh one that doesn't cost more than my cams. So 800-1000?
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