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Videos & Pictures are Dark

Discussion in 'Editing (Photo and Video)' started by Robert Powell, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Robert Powell

    Feb 23, 2016
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    Saint John, NB
    Hi my videos and photos are always Dark... Grrrr I'm new so wondering if I'm missing a setting.

    I can use lighten them up but then I get the over exposure notifications.[​IMG]

    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
  2. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2014
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    Two points.
    1. That shot has a large dark area for foreground and a bright sky with the sun glaring.
    What's the camera to do? It can't expose for both.
    Try to have a similar brightness across your pictures rather than half bright & half dark

    2. Keep an eye on the camera data in the screen.
    See where the blue EV-0.3 is in this screenshot.
    You can adjust to under or overexpose with the thumbwheel.
    If yours says EV-2.0 or -3.0 you have it set to underexpose by 2 or 3 stops.
    Getting that back to EV0.0 for most scenes will give you good results.

    dec likes this.
  3. dec


    Mar 24, 2014
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    GREAT Info . . . thank you ! very helpful ~
  4. Emsp4life

    Feb 21, 2016
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    One thing to remember as a photography hobbiest it's always easier to add lighting to a photo and not lose quality as to trying to darken a over exposed photo "just my 2 cents" I by no means am a pro but I love photography I use photoshop for editing not sure what ur using to maybe help give some more pointers

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