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« on: April 21, 2008, 14:39 »
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"Poor Lighting--Poor or uneven lighting, or shadows. White balance may be incorrect."

Is this because I am using CPL filter for my outdoor shots?


« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 14:45 »
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I always use a polarizer when shooting landscapes on sunny days.  Can you show us a thumb of the image?  That would help. 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 14:46 »
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Most shots that I submit to SS that have any noticeable shadows are rejected, even if they are the point of the shot. 

I don't even attempt to use CPL's anymore because of how much they increase the noise.  I generally can get the skies blue enough without them, and if I want more I can drop the cyan and blue lightness and increase the saturation to have essentially the same effect as a CPL without the noise.  The only time that I use CPL's for stock is in the studio to control reflected light on non-metal objects.

« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 14:59 »
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Hmm I do not know if it is visible:








RacePhoto

« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 15:23 »
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"Poor Lighting--Poor or uneven lighting, or shadows. White balance may be incorrect."

Is this because I am using CPL filter for my outdoor shots?

It's the shadows in your photos. I'll add this. If you use an on camera flash, for something other than fill flash, they will probably be rejected as snapshots or poor lighting.

Anything with heavy shadows, the subject in the shadows, half light and shadows (even if intentional) will get rejected in most cases for lighting.

Put the Sun over your shoulder, instead of heavily from the side, and you're on the way. :D


« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 15:28 »
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The idea is that the faades should be getting the sunlightm, although in the first one I think the effect is nice. I suppose this is the reason for the golpher's sign as well. In the flower and in the squirrel, the problem is the shadows from strong sunlight. 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 17:18 »
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Thank you guys. It seems like I need to carry portable reflector for photographing small object (it would probably scare off a squirrel :-) ) and for architecture shots avoid shooting when sun is high ;-)


 

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