Underexposed and noise filled images

April 8, 2014 at 06:39:18
Specs: Windows 7
I took pictures at the beach, they are underexposed and filled with noise, I just can't seem to improve it on photoshop or lightroom. Any advice? I can lighten the images but I am really struggling with the complete look.

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#1
April 8, 2014 at 12:31:56
Rule of thumb is "garbage in, garbage out". You can only do so much with editing software. I would start with why the pictures are created poorly in the first place.

Are you having problems with the camera? Do you need help on setting up the camera and how to use it to create good pictures, etc?


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#2
April 8, 2014 at 16:00:12
You might expect beach photos to be over exposed rather than under. Maybe the camera is over compensating.

Does the camera normally take reasonable pictures or was there just something awry with these particular beach pictures?

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#3
April 8, 2014 at 21:59:21
Thanks guys, my camera is perfect. I took pictures late afternoon with the self timer and since light changes so quickly at that time, I could not monitor exposure on the camera. Also I was in a hurry and instead of flash I compensated with ISO. Thus I know exactly where I went wrong with taking the pictures, but since I am not at the beach anymore, I would kinda like to fix them to an extend...

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#4
April 9, 2014 at 09:13:36
Can you post one somewhere so we can see what the problem is?
Also, what do you mean by "complete look"?

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#5
April 9, 2014 at 13:46:34
Unfortunately noise is the usual symptom of under exposure. Maybe there is some way of improving such things with very expensive professional restoration software but I think you will be out of luck with the sort of programs you are using.

As given above, by all means post the image, just in case, but I'm pretty certain I know what it will look like.

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#6
April 9, 2014 at 22:18:39
I mean the post editing look... How do I post a picture? As a photographer I know the error of my ways, but other people can't see the problems.

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#7
April 10, 2014 at 05:50:33
There is an "Add a Screen Capture" icon just above where you Post Reply.

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