Neil the roving UHub photographer went for a stroll in Hingham this morning.
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Your camera is trying to figure out "white" when set on auto. Because snow pics have so much white, the camera actually shortens the exposure to generate a little more balance resulting in lots of gray snow photos. If you have a camera/phone that allows you to set a longer exposure, keep your shutter open a little longer. Always a difficult shot, but a little more light will help.
Not much you can do though about the flat quality of the light itself in cloudy conditions, but that's what photoshop and lightroom are for. :-)
From anyone would be appreciated.
Thanks for the tips Stevil.
I actually started taking pics this morning b/c the light was not flat at all. It was luminous for lack of a better word. Cinematographers would probably go to great lengths to get that look. So interesting I wanted to take a pic of just the sky, which I know is ridiculous.
I tried some shots with landmarks for perspective but knew I wasn't getting it at all.
I gave up and was going back to my car when I saw the geese. Had to "zoom" in on them to get a decent shot' so that didn't help with the light.
And thanks Scollay for picking up on the whimsical look I was going for. This was at the Hingham bathing beach and the gaggle really looked like a family at the beach. Gazebo made it a bit Rockwell to me.
Looked like a couple young guys strutting around while the rest of the family relaxed. And they did seem to be enjoying the day. Probably a glorious day to Canada geese.
It is a cool pic-but was about the third in a row I had seen this am where it looked like the internal light meter sped up the exposure. Sometimes under or over exposure captures the mood better. But definitely one of the better tips I've gotten. Goes for any mostly white scene - the camera is trying to average the exposure to match certain readings. Eg - Good tip for the beach too, esp if whiter sand.
What matters is u like it as did adam and scollay. That makes it a good photo..
Heard the android FV-5 app is very good.
Googled apple dslr app and got lots of good stuff re getting dslr functions on your apple phone.
If you are really into it, New Englamd School of photography has a lot of great classes for amateurs and aspiring pros. Very convenient in Kenmore.
No worries, your first suggestions were taken in the spirit they were given.
I'll look into the apps. I do get a bit frustrated with phone's limitations.
I take alot of photos with my iPhone** . I don't like the camera app that came with ioS. I don't like how the pictures come out (Apple I swear adds a soft filter automatically to the picture which dulls down the image or represents wrong color hues).
I dumped the Camera app and and downloaded Camera+ . It's far better and has more features like controlling the shutter and what not. Plus on "auto" it takes far better pictures than the Camera app did. Don't be cheap, it's a 1.99 (for the unlocked version), but its worth it.
** Although I tend to take Silver Line Gateway progress pics with my old Samsung Galaxy S5. I just find the pictures to be crisper and more sharp without mucking with the settings too much, plus they are super wide angle (iPhone is not) I take so many pictures when I do that, so speed and "keep on moving" is important to me. I've done side by side comparisons with the iPhone and the picture are always better on the SGS5.
While all that techie info is true (I used to be an actual newspaper photographer before there were cell phones), I like the storybook effect of the photo just the way it is.
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