Is there any specific setting for capturing a picture that has a good contrast and is sharp? Sometimes I get a low contrast and need to go for post processing. I'm a beginner in DSLR photography and my camera is Nikon D5200. I hope this is not a camera specific question and I'm willing to widen my knowledge for taking a good photo.

Thanks in advance :-)


Low contast picture

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    Can you post a link to an example picture? – Barn Nov 14 '15 at 16:20
  • Maybe see: Why are my photos not crisp? – inkista Nov 14 '15 at 18:33
  • @Barn Added an example pic from the web. – MnZ Nov 14 '15 at 18:42
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    The image you posted is not really a photo. It could be a picture of painting or a heavily processed image. No camera should produce something like this directly. Do a full reset if it does then post a JPEG photo directly from the camera to see if there are truly any issues. – Itai Nov 14 '15 at 18:50
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    @MnZ, actually, one of the things I say in that link is that the 18-55 isn't going to be the problem, so much as how you use it. :) – inkista Nov 14 '15 at 18:54

Definitely post processed (in camera or out) to add posterization. No lens is going to turn gradient colors into solids like that.

Try either changing modes or resetting your camera to factory settings.

  • Should the #1 rule be "read the notice" before asking ? – Olivier Nov 15 '15 at 13:53

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