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Washed out pictures

When I take a picture, especially outdoors, the pictures are so washed out they are almost white..I have the settings on auto.

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Set our exposure compensation to - 2 or more.

If you don't know how to do or set the above, then try the following:
If images are overexposed by one stop: set ASA/ISO to one number higher (if using100, set to 200).
By two stops (100 to 400)
By three stops (100 to 800)

You can still set camera in auto modes(P,A, S).
Just make sure to set back your ASA when shooting indoor.

Hope they are helpful.

Truly,
atlee@netzero.com

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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