Hi, I need some advice if anyone could help me.
I used my Minolta APO 80-200 (f/2.
the other day to take an indoor photo of my cat. The photos turned out just beautifully! So, I headed to the pond the next day (with my tripod) to take some photos of a Canada Goose and baby goslings. I was sooo disappointed when I got home to see that all the photos were dark and really poor. The condition was late afternoon but there was sunlight although it was not directly overhead.
I headed back today and same result. Late this afternoon was slightly sunnier than yesterday.
I dislike just shooting on automatic and usually use aperture priority. I had my white balance on auto and then changed to sunlight but no much difference.
I have read that, in really sunny conditions, you should compensate by adding in light and this always confuses me.
Can anyone point me to a good article about exposing in sunny conditions or give me some advice as to exposure compensation or metering or what is the best way to go?
Thank you very much.