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Registered: ‎12-03-2018

Re: Adjusting the shutter speed

Which photo editing software do you use?

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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Adjusting the shutter speed

I use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.  A maybe better and cheaper alternative for Mom's is Photoshop Elements 2019.  It is as close to actual PS as you can get. But it does a lot of the cataloging and social media stuff Mom's like. It does have a learning curve but is basically pretty user friendly.

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Re: Adjusting the shutter speed

Here is what I would do.  However not being ther and not seeing the actuall lighting I am only guessing.  I added a bit of sharpening and vibrance, too.

 

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Adjusting the shutter speed


@Hillera wrote:

Which photo editing software do you use?


Use Canon’s free DPP, Digital Photo Professional, software.  

 

Photoshop Elements is not what it used to be.  Since Adobe began the subscription software model, Photoshop Elements includes a crippled version of ACR, Adobe Camera Raw, that can no longer perfrom lens correction.  I can no longer recommend PSE to anyone.

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Adjusting the shutter speed


@Hillera wrote:

I purchased the EF 50mm F1.8 and what a difference it makes, thanks for the recommendation.  I am still learning but I am already noticing big improvements in my photos.  I sat in the first bleacher this week and used my new lense.  I still have so much to learn but am excited to keep trying.  Here is a picture I took at tip off on Monday.

 

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Great shot!  I like the way your shutter speed was fast enough to freeze the action without any motion blur.  You do need a WB, White Balance, adjustment in this shot, which is easily corrected with a couple of mouse clicks.

 

As suggested, learn to save your photos in RAW format, which is a digital negative.  You would then “develop” the digital negatives into JPEG files, which are “digital prints” that contain data that describes how they should be printed on paper or a computer monitor.

I know that sounds complicated, but good post processing software automates the process.  You can process hundreds of photos with just a few mouse clicks in a few minutes.

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Posts: 494
Registered: ‎02-13-2016

Re: Adjusting the shutter speed

OK! Now you're getting somewhere. Like ebiggs suggested, get your W/B straightened out and try taking at least a few shots in RAW.

Also, don't be afraid to try shooting at 3200 or even 6400 ISO. Maybe shoot some at 1/2 a stop or so overexposed if you start noticing a bit of noise at the higher ISO. A bit of overexposure (ETTR - Expose To The Right in your histogram) will help keep some of the noise in check. So will shooting in RAW and doing a little editing in DPP4.

Post some more samples when you can.

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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Adjusting the shutter speed

"Maybe shoot some at 1/2 a stop or so overexposed ..."

 

+1  Smiley Happy  Noise tends to be worse in underexposed areas.  Although in the sample shot, it doesn't bother me.

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