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2007-04-19
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Hello everyone.  I am a newbie and needs some help.  My pictures look very grainy,cloudy, and hazy.  I am not sure if it is the photograph or the software. Please help

http://www.kayyah.com/btw1.php?listingid=23918

Thank You

 

Chris


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I am pleased to say.. the presentation is very professional.  However, most all the images are being affected by the VERY bright outdoor light coming through the windows.  Meaning your camera's light meter is being affected by the sun light.  Your images were very underexposed.. probably you had to brighten them in Photoshop.

Suggestion:

Retake the images with the window shades closed and ALL the interior lights turned ON.  Maybe bump your ISO up to around 400.   If your camera takes RAW images.. shoot raw, convert to TIF.  Stitch in TIF or BMP.   Try taking 1 panorama for testing.  If it works..then plan on a  reshoot  session.

Just a thought


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Thank you Dave.  I will try that.  Do you think that having the blinds closed looks unprofessional?
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Shooting at Dusk or when cloudy will also reduce window flares.

Dusk only leaves you at 20-40 minute period to shoot though.   We usually shoot areas where there are the most windows at that time


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Agree with digitalnoise, my experience (very limited)  is to shoot at dusk. As stated you only have a very short time frame but you will be surprised at the results. If I shoot in the day time, even with the blinds closed, I still get that window blow-out. I do use a one shot lens which does not help matters either. Hope this helps some.


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2007-04-24
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I agree with 360Texas, your images were very underexposed! I noticed that all the lights are off!! my technique is to turn all the lights ON, and if it sunny, I just take a regular shot and another underexposed shot and average them with photomatix, this way you won't get the washed out windows.