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A bit of a dark shot of a Red Squirrel taken at The British Wildlife Centre
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Feisty little scrappers. Excellent portrait! TG
Lovely shot Mya
One tip - make the IS on your lens earn it's money - that is what it is there for
Its a good shot. While I do a mod, - tell me why its dark? You should be able to figure this out from information youve already been given!
OK, mod is uploaded, hope you like it. Ill check back for the answer in a short while.
Ive added two screenshots from Photoshop. The first one shows your original shot, with the squirrels histogram (background excluded), and you can see its underexposed.
The second one shows the same selection measured after an adjustment to the subject only, notice the difference.
Whats causing this is that although you obviously know you need to add positive EC for a dark subject against a white background; and you are actually entering the adjustment, its not doing anything; because the camera cant. The lens thats mounted cannot open its aperture up any more, and control of the aperture is the ONLY shot setting that you have given the camera to use. So you can enter any positive number with no effect at all. You are controlling the other two adjustments, shutter, and ISO.
So, in this case, and in any case where you dial in a positive (or negative) compensation, when you check the shot settings, something should have changed, such as Aperture or ISO. Since aperture cant open any wider, that has to be ISO, and YOU control that. So, in this case, increase ISO, OR, as suggested before, try using Auto ISO. Im sure, though Ive never tried it, that the camera would increase ISO in this case.
Thats the reason. The good thing is that you werent able to use + two and a third EC, as you would have has a VERY overexposed shot. This shot would most likely be about +2/3. So the Gods of Photography are still with you!
Lovely capture, nice pose and it's sharp.
Willie has shown how just a little tweak makes the most of the effort you put in to get the shot.
A nice detailed image.My main concern is the bright area top left which I think distracts from the subject. A bit of work with the "Burn" tool or even a vignette would increase the impact.
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