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#1 posted 06-21-2012 08:21 PM

Loren, the picture is a bit dark. any suggestions.

I’ll help. It looks dark b/c you have a large band of shadows from the hedges and you have shadows on your chairs and table. Wait for the sun to change position if that’s where you’re going to shoot it or aim some reflectors or artificial lighting that way. Sometimes we’re up at the crack of dawn to get the shot we want so the sun is right. Sometimes where out waiting for the moment the sun is about to set. Location and lighting dictate that.

If you’re shooting with a camera that can do exposure adjustments, use them. Or, leave the shutter open a little bit longer. Or, increase the ISO a little further. Umm… or you can try using photo-editing software. It takes way less time to adjust on a camera though. Also, use a tripod.

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