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Setting problem white blance setting, colour blance setting, flash, appacher shutter speed, ISO setting

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All outdoor exposures are white.

Sounds like you ISO setting (the 'film' speed) is set WAY too high. The brightness outdoors is causing the camera to not be able to expose correctly within the parameters of lens aperture and shutter speed. Try setting the ISO at 200.

Oct 04, 2015 | Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras

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I'm using the sports mode and all my shots are blurry and orange

It may just be too dark for action photography. Try turning your ISO up to 1000+. Set your computer in Tv (Time Priority Mode). Use the top wheel to adjust the shutter time to something like 200 or greater. Keep an eye on the aperture value. If it starts flashing, you don't have enough light to support your settings.

Aug 12, 2012 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...

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I can't figure out what to manually set it for inside a gym to shoot volleyball game.

How far from the players will you be, do you have a tripod available, and which exact make and model of lens are you using? These factors all affect the ideal settings.

But basically you'll be looking to use the highest ISO acceptable in conjunction with the widest aperture and fastest shutter speed, and a tripod (or monopod) helps immensely in avoiding camera shake. You'll also need to ensure that the flash is not used as it's useless for what you wish to shoot and the aperture and shutter settings chosen by the camera when using flash will adversely affect the exposure. If you plan to convert the image to monochrome afterwards (black and white, always convert afterwards after shooting in colour to start with) then you can get away with far higher ISO settings as image noise in the colour channels isn't of concern to you, but it will still be advisable to choose the best white balance to match the available lighting.

If you want me to suggest specific settings then please add a comment with the answers to the above questions and I'll try to provide you with some guidelines.

How far from the players will you be, do you have a tripod available, and which exact make and model of lens are you using? These factors all affect the ideal settings.

Otherwise, if my reply has already given you enough information then please take a moment to rate my answer; if you wish to leave a testimonial as well then you'll make my day!

Oct 02, 2010 | Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera

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I have a Panasonic Lumix T27 and my photos at night parties and concerts always turn out dark and terrible. Can you please tell me the correct settings to rectify this problem and for fast taking shutter...

At night and at concerts, the light level is low. If your camera is on auto, it will try to fire the flash. It's only effective for about 8 feet. Anything farther away than that will be dark. In these instances, it's best to turn off the flash, set the ISO to a higher setting, and set the white balance for tungsten lighting. You'll need to hold the camera steady but you should get better shots.

Sep 30, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera

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I have never used a slr camera, what setting do you need for inside fotos at a reception at night (low light) or good lighting. and what setting do i use outside sunny where i do not have the white cloudy...

Indoors it's always better to use a flash. Your camera will switch to proper settings automatically on auto mode. Indoors you can use ISO 400, 1/125s, f5.6 (all this depends on light and distance). Outside ISO 100, 1/250s, f8.
With camera's auto-mode you don't have to bother. Have smaller aperture (bigger f-value) for more depth and shorter exposure (bigger number on shutter speed - it reads 1/speed) for stopping the motion.
With some practise you find out the proper settings for each situation. This has taken me roughly some 30-odd years and still I get surprised almost daily.
Digital camera is better than a 'normal' film camera since you see the results right away and can change the parameters in a whiff and takea new picture. Bad ones you can delete.

Dec 02, 2009 | Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

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Pictures a very overexposed. Inside I can shoot without a flash at 400 ISO and they come out right. Outside they turn white. Also the shutter speed won't register. I can set it at 125 or even 500 and it...

Have you set the 400 ISO, or do you have the camera on Auto ISO?
Go back to your setup menus and set the Sensitivity to the lowest ISO value possible.  Now set the White Balance to Auto. Exit the menus.
Now set the camera to P for program. In effect, you have turned the camera into a point-and-shoot dimwit. It should now take reasonably well exposed shots indoor and outdoor.
If the shutter speed does not register on the body, you should put the dial on Tv and see if you can alter the speeds.  Remember, not all finctions are available for all dial settings.

Jun 22, 2009 | Pentax *ist D Digital Camera

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Dark Picture

I am assuming the following two things.

1. The part was indoors.
2. You are using the 18-135 mm lens with the Nikon D80.

The problem with shooting indoors is that not enough light goes in through the lens to the filter. Solutions:

1. Use the flash with every shot. In case there is not flashlight available, use the on board flash. Press the top button behind the barrel on the camera. It has a lighting icon. It will pop open the flash. If you are in 'P', 'A', 'S' mode, the camera will sync the shutter speed with flash. If the camera is on auto mode (The green camera icon) the flash will pop up and fire by itself.

2. Use the lens with with lowest f stop, i.e. with bigger aperture.

3. Increase ISO. You ought to get usable photographs right up to 800. To change ISO, press the button on the back of the camera which says 'ISO' (Second button from bottom) and turn the primary command dial simultaneously to change ISO setting. Higher ISO speed = Lower shutter speed (But less clarity too).

Hope it helps.


Jun 15, 2008 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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what is the actual proablem?

Nov 17, 2007 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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Outdoor pictures reveal white on LCD screen

The sensor for the auto-ISO may be working incorrectly. Try changing the ISO manually for different light modes. You can also try to change the white balance of the LCD. -Setting the white balance: 1. Set the camera to still image mode 2. Press the "Set" button 3. "White Balance" should be the current selection 4. Press the "Flower" button or "Flash" button to move through the available options for white balance 5. Press "Set" again when change appropriately - Setting the ISO: The higher the ISO value, the less light the camera needs to make an exposure, allowing the same exposure to be achieved with higher shutter speeds or smaller apertures. In a digital camera, higher ISO value allows higher shutter speed, at the expense of mottled or grain appearing in the final picture. 1. Set the camera to Still Image mode. 2. Press the "Set" button. 3. Press the "scn" or "timer" button to select ?ISO?. 4. Press the "Flower" or "Flash" button to select the desired setting. 5. Press the "set" button to select. 50/100/200 In the same lighting condition, the higher the ISO value is, the faster the shutter speed will be. I hope this helps.

Aug 06, 2007 | Polaroid i832 Digital Camera

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Having problems with the flash\ blurred and grainy images

You should not use the flash for these shots (unless you connect a powerful external flash), it won't help you at this distance. You should use the shutter priority mode and experiment with shutter speed (no flash) to get the best result - for sports action it should probably be faster than 1/100 sec. If the light is too low you may use higher ISO setting - 200 or 400 (though higher ISO will result in grainier images, it may be your only option for blur-free photos).

Sep 07, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-2100 Ultra Zoom Digital...

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