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This request for help is in regard to posting photos on the forum. Recently I put several photos on the forum along with a thread that said that I might be sorry for posting. Harry tells me that they are to small and to dark, but I see them clearly and bright on my computer. It may be that my computer is set up differencly than most people's due to my vision and so if this is the case, I need to know about it and what I need to do.

Also, I could only post eight photos, Harry says, I think he said that we can post 20 pictures, so I need to know how to do that. When I open the window where there is a list of places that say browse next to them, there are only eight such spots, I tried to scroll down but just don't see how to find more. Maybe, and I just thought of this as I was typing, you upload the the eight and then start over, is that the answer? Anyway some clearification on these issues would be helpful.

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Jerry, I've just posted instructions for uploading 20 shots in your original post.

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Hi Jerry, I believe that Harry has advised you on how to post additional pictures.

Also, the photos are the photos. Posting them on the forum does not improve the photos.

Are you taking the photos with a modern digital camera or your phone.

Although they are viewable, they area where they are taken does require more light(without starting a thread on F stops, ISO and speed).

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Hi Jerry, I believe that Harry has advised you on how to post additional pictures.

Also, the photos are the photos. Posting them on the forum does not improve the photos.

Are you taking the photos with a modern digital camera or your phone.

Although they are viewable, they area where they are taken does require more light(without starting a thread on F stops, ISO and speed).
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I am using a Canon Rebel XTI with an 18 - 135 Segma lens, with a speed light.. I brighten them in Photoshop to suit what looks good to me, so any error in brightness has to do with my judgement. I crop them to 4" x 6" and set the dpi to 72 to keep the files small. Without going to the computer to check the settings on the camera, I usually shoot them with the camera set on Manual, Speed is 80, and aperature at 5.6. The speed light reads these settings and put the appropriate light in theory, but I still brighten them and crop them in photoshop. Are the photos to dark in your opinion like Harry is saying. If so, we could well be talking about my personal vision problem in that I am so darn light sensitive that what looks good to others is to bright for me. What setting do you suggest, and tell me more about what you see wrong and let's see if I can fix things.

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I am using a Canon Rebel XTI with an 18 - 135 Segma lens, with a speed light.. I brighten them in Photoshop to suit what looks good to me, so any error in brightness has to do with my judgement. I crop them to 4" x 6" and set the dpi to 72 to keep the files small. Without going to the computer to check the settings on the camera, I usually shoot them with the camera set on Manual, Speed is 80, and aperature at 5.6. The speed light reads these settings and put the appropriate light in theory, but I still brighten them and crop them in photoshop. Are the photos to dark in your opinion like Harry is saying. If so, we could well be talking about my personal vision problem in that I am so darn light sensitive that what looks good to others is to bright for me. What setting do you suggest, and tell me more about what you see wrong and let's see if I can fix things.

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I have 2 Canon 'Rebels', a 300D [XT] and a 550D [T2i]..

What ISO setting do you use.

Is the room well lit or dark?

With a speedlite, you should not need to brighten them. The flash should provide all the light the camera needs.

There are a couple of members in the forum with loads more photography expertise than I have. They might also add some feedback.

As a test, shoot a picture with ISO 400, aperture F5.6 speed 1/60 WITHOUT the flash and see how that turns out. You should use a tripod.

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I have 2 Canon 'Rebels', a 300D [XT] and a 550D [T2i]..

What ISO setting do you use.

Is the room well lit or dark?

With a speedlite, you should not need to brighten them. The flash should provide all the light the camera needs.

There are a couple of members in the forum with loads more photography expertise than I have. They might also add some feedback.

As a test, shoot a picture with ISO 400, aperture F5.6 speed 1/60 WITHOUT the flash and see how that turns out. You should use a tripod.
I am using an ISO setting of 400, I know that the speed light should put the correct light for the setting on the camera, it is set on TTL, but the photos still need some helpwoth brightness. When I shot the photos, it was a little early in the morning and the light in the shop was still somewhat subdued. I'll try some more shots in the shop and will set up the tripod. I just didn't think that simple "here is how I do it" snap shops required all of that attentions as if I were shooting a photo for printing and framaing. I so have all of the lighting and back drop equipment for doing professional photography but don't use it much anymore.

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Jerry, it does not matter that " it was a little early in the morning and the light in the shop was still somewhat subdued", if you are using a flash, at that range you should have excess light.

Is the flash working correctly? Even the built in flash should provide adequate light.

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Jerry, it does not matter that " it was a little early in the morning and the light in the shop was still somewhat subdued", if you are using a flash, at that range you should have excess light.

Is the flash working correctly? Even the built in flash should provide adequate light.
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I did not boost the output from the first setting, as you probably iknow, there are setting for boosting the light output. It's about the same time of morning right now as it was when I took the photo, I'm going to boost the output of the flash and go take a photo in the shop just to see, I'll get back to you.

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I must but in here, very rarely do I use flash in the shed, I have four twin 5ft. Fluorescent fittings using NEC Tr-i Phosphor tubes and my shed only measures 20' x 15'. I still touch up all the shots in Photoshop! My camera is just a simple Canon AS 2000IS.

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I did not boost the output from the first setting, as you probably iknow, there are setting for boosting the light output. It's about the same time of morning right now as it was when I took the photo, I'm going to boost the output of the flash and go take a photo in the shop just to see, I'll get back to you.

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James,
I boosted the output on the flash and used exactly the same settings as I used in the previous group of photos that we have been discussing. One is before changing the output on the flash and the other is after boosting the flash. Then there is one from the previous group of pictures that I brightened and sharpened.

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