Monday, July 12, 2010

SOS: camera help!

Help! Can someone tell me what setting might be messed up on my dslr that results in all my pictures looking like this? I am seriously hoping it is just a setting I messed up by accident. I generally just leave it on automatic mode, so I don't think that is the issue. This started several months ago and I haven't been able to figure it out yet. Oh, and when I take a picture and then look at it on the view screen on my camera it looks normal...then when I upload them I see that they are all washed out like this.

Help!

Oh..and it isn't all the time. It seems to be only when I'm out in sunlight. If it is evening or in the shade they don't look like this. But they didn't used to look like this in the sunlight.

9 comments:

Kyle Dickerson said...

Have you checked the ISO 'sensitivity' setting? Depending on the camera 'automatic' mode may not change the ISO value for you.

The problem seems to be that it's overexposing. So it's going to be one of the following: ISO is too high, aperture is too large (small f number), or the shutter is open too long.

While one of those things is what's resulting in the overexposure of the actual pictures, it could be due to an underlying cause such as your camera's light meter being busted and it miscalculating the exposure settings.

ottspot said...

Hmm...if I had any idea what any of that meant I would look into it.

megan said...

Jeese Erin. What business do you have owning that camera if you don't know how to use it. You should give it to me. I took Intro to Photography. I'm pretty much a pro now.

ottspot said...

Megan, come down here while Chad is on his business trip and maybe I will...

mollie said...

dear erin and megan,

you two are lame for having vacations without me. FYI. I moved back East banking on you two moving here too, so get on that.

megan said...

Well, if we want our $8,000 in free government money, we have to stay here for 3 years! :o( After that.

Abbie said...

What kind of camera is it? I know I had the light metering on my camera somehow turned up for a while and couldn't get it back down without my hubby's help (of course he had messed with the settings so that the button that usually changed that changed something else instead). Do you have one of those screens on the top of the camera to see your settings or do you have to go into a menu to do so?

Anonymous said...

Any luck with your camera issue? Seems like it just started acting that way the day we were out at Thanksgiving Point.

Anonymous said...

That last comment should solve your problem!