Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CAUTION....Beware of ..

 

The family dog hanging out in the bathtub! Our crazy dog loves to lay in the bathtub, we have to drag him out when we want to shower. I am asking for help on this picture, Every picture I took, the bathtub showed up soo white, and you could not tell he was in the bathtub, I tried using no flash, and higher ISO but the picture was to dark and blurry, then I tried different shutter speeds with and without flash.., I kept getting the same result, ultra white tub and no contrast. The highest ISO setting on my camera is 1600, so any suggestion on how to get a good tub picture close up? I had to do some editing so you can actually see that he is in the tub. I am open to all help here! Thanks.
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11 comments:

Rachel H. said...

What camera do you have?

I always think your pictures of your dog are so beautiful!!!

B-Blogit said...

you do take good shots of your dog! I like the eyes in this one with the lazy face! So cool!

Teri said...

Rachel, I have a Canon Rebel Xsi 12.1 Megapixel. I just have a really hard time with the lighting on it, I can hardly ever take a picture without flash and I have read so many documents that say don't ever use flash, but if I dont have the flash on my pictures are horrible. It takes pretty good pictures outside but I really have to try different settings. Sometimes I love this camera and sometimes it makes me sooo frustrated!!

Mindy said...

Hmmm... I'm kind of stumped. What I would probably do if I couldn't get one of my pictures right no matter what I did, is pick something else to take a picture of. ;) Your dog is beautiful, though, and with your story underneath, we know what is going on. :)

Mindy said...

Hmmm... I'm kind of stumped. What I would probably do if I couldn't get one of my pictures right no matter what I did, is pick something else to take a picture of. ;) Your dog is beautiful, though, and with your story underneath, we know what is going on. :)

Katy said...

i don't know how to help you out with your tub situation... but i'm wishing you lived closer to me... I'd take that sweet puppy out and play the heck outta him! what a good sport, he's so cute!!

susan said...

Love the eyes no help with your problem.. I know I avoid flash whenever possible as I get that whiteout also...the ones without the flash does fill light on picassa pick up the look you want??? I have found if I tend to the dark and lighten I do better.. Good luck if you find a solution share please.. The photo is grand however so whatever you did worked

Sylvia said...

What an adorable face, Nikita (Brittany) would certainly love to play with him. As for your dilemma, I am no camera expert. All I know is that it is hard to get a chocolate lab that is more or less mat with a glossy white. The only way I would know to go around this is to photoshop the eck out of it.... but that is not answering your question. Like Susan when ever i can i try to not have to use a flash. I never had luck with it. Great picture...Love that face.!.

Teri said...

Thanks girls for all your helpful hints, I will keep plugging away and try hard to not use my flash and try different exposures and such. You all have been so nice with your comments. Thanks again.

Shelby said...

Teri i think it looks good how it is,,reminds me of taking beach shots, the sand is SOOO white, it can be frustrating.

Charlotte said...

I don't have any answers for you. I've run into the same problems with my Canon camera, but have come to the same conclusion as Susan- let it come out dark, and lighten through processing. Good luck and let us know if you figure out a good exposure/shutter speed/iso combo.