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    Indecent Exposure

    Hi,

    I'm fairly new to digital photography, and own an Olympus C5050 digital camera.

    How can I take a decent picture of the sky?
    My pictures are always overexposed.

    What techniques can I use to make sure I always get a good exposure?
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    you could try a few things...

    first of all, use bracketing. This will make your camera shoot 3 different shots, one normally exposed, one underexposed, one overexposed. You can later add these photos together with photoshop, or maybe one comes out great as is.

    Underexpose yourself, use like 2 stops less if the sky is really bright.

    I don't really know your camera, but if it lets you use filters... get a polarizer filter, it will make the skies look more blue.

    *edit* http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...ky_blues.shtml
    oh, and that tutorial might be come in handy, if you don't mind altering your photos a bit with photoshop.
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    Cheers for the advice NL,

    My camera has got a 'bracketing' mode, so I'm going to give that a try.
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    A polarizer, and a red filter, perhaps?
    The red will absorb the blue (and an orange filter even more) this will make white clouds stand out. Works best in B/W.

    Here's a link with some examples http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-...?msg_id=000gTu
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