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When taking photo shots, the image is very dark. Have tried using 500 watts bulb; picture image not better

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Try looking at the lens of the webcam itself, maybe there is some thin film that needs to be cleaned off. Another solution is to use a program like Adobe Photoshop, or, something similar, to brighten the pics manually. Else it could just be a defective webcam.

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PICTURES ARE BLACK


6 Ways To Fix Too Bright and Too Dark Photos

Recompose The Photo This is probably the simplest solution. When taking a photo of a scene with very bright and very dark parts, move your camera to eliminate one of the extremes. In the case of the band, I would have either closed the curtains for the shot, or recomposed completely and photographed from the window looking at the band, and the crowd behind.
Use Exposure Lock If you can't recompose the photograph, instead tell the camera what part of the image you would like to see. The rest of the photo will be either over or under exposed (too bright or too dark) but at least you will see your subject. You can dothis by placing the center of the image at your subject; half depressing the shutter to lock the focus and exposure; move the camera to re-compose the image; and fully depressing the shutter.
In the band image, the camera chose to correctly expose the scene outside, but even if the band member had been correctly exposed, the window would have ended up being over exposed and you would just have seen white.
Some cameras have an option called 'spot metering' to set the part of the image you'd like to be correctly exposed. If your camera has this setting, enable it before using the technique above.
Use Fill In Flash If your scene has a sunny background, but your subject is in the shade (or has a hat on), turn on the flash (as I explained way back in tip number 9 - Using Flash During The Day). I know it seems wrong but it really does work! By using the flash, your subject will look as bright as the background. This would have worked well for the child shot above.
High Dynamic Range Imaging This technique is not for the faintof hearted. It requires a subject that does not move; a good camera with the capability to set the exposure and output RAW images. A tripod and image editing software like Photoshop CS3 are also needed.
High Dynamic Range Imaging (or HDR for short) is a technique for placing both very dark and very light areas in the same photo. It requires you to take a number of photographs of thesame scene - each with a different exposure. First take the shot using the camera's recommended settings. Then, in manual mode and keeping the aperture at the same value as the first shot, take a sequence of shots - each shot having a different shutter speed (above and below the original). You'll have 5-9 shots of the same scene all in different exposures.
hdrunder.jpghdrmean.jpghdrover.jpg
Merging the three images to the left creates the HDR image below. Thanks to Photomatix for the images.
hdrmerged.jpgNow import these into your favorite paint program. I use Photoshop, but you can as easily use a cheaper program designed specifically for HDR photos like Photomatix. Follow the HDR directions and the paint program will merge these images into one great looking shot!
Use a Filter If your scene is of a brightsky and a dark ground (for instance at sunset, or on a cloudy day), you can use a graduated neutral density filter. This filter cuts out someof the light from one part of the photo (the sky). This will correctly expose the ground and the sky without needing to use HDR. These filterscan be complex to setup, so I don't usually recommend them for beginners.
Fix The Original Photo in an Image Editing Program twobright2.jpgFinally, if you can't take another shot at the same location, you can fix the original image by changing the levels using a paint program. This works best when your subject is darker than the rest of the photo (because cameras lose detail in over-bright areas). I've brightened the band member in the top image using this technique and while it looks okay in thissmall shot, this technique can tend to amplify any noise in the image. The darker the subject, the harder time you will have fixing the image.
I discuss exactly how to use this technique in lesson 2 of my free Image Editing Secrets course. I have a tutorial for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro and the free Google Picassa.
- See more at: http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/140/6-ways-to-fix-too-bright-and-too-dark-photos/#sthash.58eENOTt.dpuf

Jul 09, 2014 | Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

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I am using a sony DSC-T1, when in the camera mode the screen is dark except for the numbers and dots that appear for camera operations. I can not take a picture of anything. I can review photos, when I...


CCD imager chip is defective in your Sony DSC-T1 camera that is why you see no image in lcd screen.
Replace ccd imager chip to fix the camera problem. Local camera repair shop will help you to replace bad part if you have no experience of electronics stuff repair.


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A85 camera LCD shows up with pink and black lines every time a picture is taken. LCD screen displays the camera icons on LCD screen but will not take anymore photo's. Lens used to view picture status...


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

Jan 06, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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When trying to take pictures this apears on the sceen. !AF


My Fuji E550 manual says this icon indicates the autofocus cannot work effectively under the present conditions. If your image is too dark move to a distance of around 2m (6.6 ft) from the subject. Alternatively use AF lock to take the picture.
My thought -- might try taking the shot even if dark and lightening it extensively in a post production program like Picasa. I never discard a dark shot until I've tried this -- with many good results.

Oct 16, 2009 | Fuji FinePix A303 Digital Camera

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I have a canon S230 shur shot digital camera, now for about 5 years. Excellent camera. All of a sudden,I can't take photo's.(good battery,compact flash, etc.) I can still review slides taken, but the...


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500

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My d40 has a image in viewfinder, will not take picture


It sounds to me that you are using an incompatible lens or a broken one. Does this happen with the lens that came with the camera?

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Blurry


when using any digital camera, you need to do a soft press on the shutter button to capture better pics... when pressing down hard, the images tend to be less than desirable

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My sony cyber shot dsc-p32 camera


just change the resolution
set the camera on photo mode
then press trash button, it should display the resolutions
i recomend 1.3 megapixels for normal pictures, when you need the high resolution change it to better
also if you use the options of the photo mode you can change from fine to normal picture quality

Dec 04, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P32 Digital Camera

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Why do my pictures look too dark?


You may need to use the flash. Make sure the setting is not flash off. If you're using the flash, make sure your subject is within the range of 14 feet for wide angle shots or 11 feet for telephoto shots. Use Image Expert to adjust the picture's brightness and contrast. Try adjusting the camera's exposure or sensitivity settings (use the Manual user mode). If you're taking pictures in the Manual user mode, look for the EV! warning that appears on your LCD screen when you are taking pictures out of the ideal exposure range. If you have trouble setting both the aperture and shutter speed manually, try adjusting the aperture and letting the camera choose the shutter speed with Aperture Priority mode. If you're using the macro mode to take a close-up photo, be sure to provide adequate lighting for your subject. If you're taking a picture at night and you want to light up the background as well as your subject, use the camera's slow synchronized flash mode. If you need more light, attach an optional external flash to the camera's hot shoe.

Sep 12, 2005 | Epson PhotoPC 3000Z Digital Camera

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What are the normal settings for night shots on oly C3030Z. Shall I use flash when I shot on nights? If I set the aperture on F2.8 and the shutter from 2 to 16 sec. I got a lot of pixels on the...


There are ways to deal with this problem. As others have said, your camera appears to be normal. Consider using "dark frame subtraction" to successfully employ long shutter speeds. The technique involves capturing two images using the same exposure time and the same camera temperature. One of the images is your picture. The other (the "dark image") is captured with the lens cap on, or other suitable way to block all light. Then using one of the more sophisticated photo editing applications, "subtract" the "dark image" from your picture. This technique will dramatically reduce the noise, because moist of the noise is deterministic, but is highly dependent on shutter speed and on CCD temperature. Of course you can use flash at night, but only for subjects that are close enough to the camera - not for a subject such as your stjernehimmel 2 photo

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