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fansf6b58bf6
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Hey guys, im new to photography and drones but i need some help. I recently took a pic last afternoon, and i feel like the sun is too explosive. how to i reduce this and anytips to improve the photograph??

https://imgur.com/a/QZ6Vq
2018-3-19
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James R
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Are you using a ND or Polarizing filters? They are situational. What was your ISO when you took the photo?
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fansf6b58bf6
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James R Posted at 2018-3-19 18:12
Are you using a ND or Polarizing filters? They are situational. What was your ISO when you took the photo?

Im not using a filte. Should i when taking pictures directly into the sun? I have the iso on auto
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James R
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fansf6b58bf6 Posted at 2018-3-19 18:28
Im not using a filte. Should i when taking pictures directly into the sun? I have the iso on auto

Depends on how serious you want to take the Hobby. The different types of filters have different effects. There are reasons to use them and not use them.

http://www.juanchfortheroad.com/the-graduated-nd-filter/

This link is a photo of the sun which shows how the ND filter reduces the ISO which in turn captures a photo that isn't over exposed.
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blackcrusader
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You can touch your finger on your app to have the camera focus on a different area and reduce the glare.  Sometimes I want some red glare other times I don't. Alos try to have the sun to one side and not center in your photo if you can.






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blackcrusader
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James R Posted at 2018-3-19 19:02
Depends on how serious you want to take the Hobby. The different types of filters have different effects. There are reasons to use them and not use them.

http://www.juanchfortheroad.com/the-graduated-nd-filter/

This is with no filter or post editing its jpeg as it came off the P3S.

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James R
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That is a nice photo!
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Montfrooij
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Try and shoot full manual as a starter.
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Nigel_
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Looks like a mushroom cloud from a nuclear bomb!

Simplest way is to rotate the right hand thumbwheel to set some -EV and thus reduce the exposure until it looks right.  The foreground will go a lot darker before you get the sun as a perfect ball, but the camera does have a limit to the brightness range it can cover so you have to choose a compromise, or maybe stick some clouds in the way to reduce the brightness of the sun a bit.  This was taken just by adjusting the right thumbwheel, without the adjustment it would have looked a similar exposure to yours:

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embayweather
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Using masking function in whatever image processor you use would help, so you can differentially alter the exposures for the sun, sky and ground. For the future consider using AEB 5 exposures and joining them together to create an HDR image. You will have very little problems then. I always use Auruora https://aurorahdr.com/?gclid=Cjw ... xWDhwhoCcKwQAvD_BwE
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GoldenSun
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You can lower the exposure but honestly - that is a really cool shot!
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DJI Susan
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The picture itself looks great! You may get a better effect if practice more.
2018-3-21
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michandr
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Hi !

I agree that is nice picture, looks about like a big sun captured with a telelens. :-)

In general, my opinion, that for complex lighting conditions (like a sunset for sure), the best way to go is a manual exposure, so you can set exposure time and ISO (and aperture if you have P4P) as you need it.
You may check my sunset flight i published few days ago here https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=141271

Best Regards,
Andrey
2018-3-22
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