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Kediset

Picture taking on a grey day

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Hi! I was wondering what kind of settings you would want to use to take a picture on a grey day... (Just realized I should have thought of asking way earlier after the last time I tried taking pictures of an osprey on a grey day.. now I must suffer poor quality pics of the bird eating some food. background's all lit up but the bird and everything else is all dark :()

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When taking photos of birds with a bright sky background, you will need to use exposure compensation. Bright skies, even grey ones, are brighter than the birds so the camera exposes according to the overwhelmingly brighter background and usually underexposes the bird. By using exposure compensation and overexposing the scene, the sky will be much brighter but the bird will be better exposed. Exposure compensation will work in Aperture and Shutter priority but not in Auto mode.  Manually exposing for the bird is my suggestion for shots like this but many people are terrified of trying Manual exposure. 

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