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PhilDernerJr
12-29-2005, 08:50 AM
How do you folks compensate for bad weather when shooting in terms of camera settings and editing?

For camera settings:

- keep my white balance on auto
- no exposure compensation
- bump ISO to 200
- maybe bring my f to 6.7

In terms of editing, I just kinda play with levels a little differently. It's a battle, though, because your shot can easily get too dark, or get a brownish cast.

What do you do?

T-Bird76
12-29-2005, 09:14 AM
How do you folks compensate for bad weather when shooting in terms of camera settings and editing?

I stay at home! lol

I'm still playing around with bad weather shooting. When we were at LGA the other day I stayed around F5.6-6.3. I edited that one Astro Jet shot and it wasn't all that bad. I've shot one time before at LGA when the weather was crap and using the IS on the 400mm helped me to keep the shutter at a higher speed, got some interesting results.

Futterman
12-29-2005, 01:55 PM
I was out at Planeview for two dismal days in May just for the hell of it. I was standing under a tree with a towel wrapped around my camera and lens for two hours. :)

Here's one shot:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/IMG_3291_800.jpg

This was shot Av f8 for 1/200 at ISO 200 and EV+2/3. Auto white balance at 320mm with IS on mode 2 (as always), too.

Nowadays I would definitely open the aperture up a little more, but you're going to need some exposure compensation if it's backlit.

Some bad weather days are also just "better" than others. Or maybe it just has to do with where you're standing...

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/830812/L/

:)

Brian