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Flat Sky (Metering -Nikon Coolpix 5700-)


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Took more photos on Sunday thus I have more questions on the

subject :) See topic: <a href="http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-

fetch-msg?msg_id=005Yn1"><b>Metering (Nikon Coolpix 5700)</b></a> for

previous questions.


<p>Here you can see another action picture. It was around 6:45 with

the sun at about a 45 degree angle, maybe a bit lower. My problem

this time is with the sky. It looks terribly flat to me. Am I doing

something wrong?



<p>I truly appreciate your help!

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Slight burnout in skies is very common with Nikon cp 5000 and 5700. Most users key in a permanent correction anywhere from 0.3 to 0.7 minus ev correction to adjust their cp meters. Try some test shots and check for burnout on clouds in the quick histogram playback. If the cloud area flashes in the playback keep adding negative EV correction untill it dissapears. You may want to set up an array of corrections for various conditions.
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First of all thanks so much for your interest. I truly appreciate any help.


In response to Mr. Reichenbach, as a matter of fact I was noticing the sky today and I thought the same thing. It truly did look a little flat to me. However I do agree that it does look over exposed.


Regarding Mr. Smithers' recommendations, I forgot to mention that I'm a beginner and I don't have the whole photographic jargon down yet. If it's not too much bother, what do you mean by ev correction and cp meter? Do you use coolpix 5700? When you mention "array of corrections for various conditions" is this on the spot? or should I pre-establish them in my different users (i.e. 1,2,3)?


I'm sorry for all the questions, I appreciate the help.



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you can set exposure compensation without using user settings.


look at the top of your camera near the shutter release,


see the +/- button


hold it down and rotate the command dial and set the camera to -0.3, this will show in the top panel display, the EV finder or the LCD display.

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