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In general, and this applies to every camera from the cheapest cameraphone to the most expensive SLR, "auto" means "do what the camera thinks is best for the given scenario". While certain cameras may fix some "auto" parameters under some circumstances (for example, I know that my Canon SLR fixes ISO at 400 if the flash is in use), the general case is that ...


I have this problem for a lot of the photos I've taken. Even worse, I'm using different cameras, some of which record GPS (including date and time) and some of which don't, thus leaving the GPS date/time fields empty. I like to have my data tidy so I'm currently developing my own photo management tool for which I need to specify how time and date are kept. ...


It may be possible to get most of this effect in-camera without special equipment, it shouldn't be to difficult to try - here's my attempt at deconstructing the images: Shoot raw, we are playing with lighting and it will help if we are able to fix things in post. The pictures are outside in the sunlight, try mid morning or late afternoon, it's not golden ...


Two ways to do it (in Photoshop) are to: Duplicate the layer of the image you want to lighten Go to Image>>Adjustment>>Exposure. Adjust to the lightness you want... THEN duplicate that layer (Note: you know have 3 layers) Go to >>Filters>>Blur>>Gaussian Blur Adjust the Gaussian Blur to a number like say "6" Really blow it out. Hit "OK" ...


Some ways to achieve this kind of effect are as follows: 1) Over exposing the image slightly (tripod required) 2) Post processing using software like Photoshop Personally I would want to never overexpose an image unless shooting astrophotography as you lose the data in the raw image. This makes post production very difficult as it limits your options. ...

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