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My camera is a very old canon 40D, which might be the problem. When I underexpose, i get rich, saturated colors, but if i up the exposure everything looks washed out and I usually can't fix it in light room. I actually find that I really have to fight with the camera to get decent looking photos.
I pretty much consistently underexpose my photos by a full stop based on the light meter reading (spot metering). Is it normal to need to do this?
I haven't needed to work. Actually stayed well under budget so far. $1000 can easily get you a month, or two if you stretch it, so if you consider the price of clothing on this forum it's not so crazy.
I've been to México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, a few days in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia so far. I've been staying in cheap hostels, using cheap transport (hitchhiked in Mexico, took tons of chicken buses in central), and eating at pretty cheap places, so overall it isn't costing very much. I've posted a few pics in the photography thread if anyone is interested. Definitely been one of the best decisions I've ever made!
I realize these posts are almost five months old, but anyway: six months ago I sold most of my clothing that I didn't love, stuck the rest in two tupperwares in my mom's attic, tossed my furniture on the street and flew one-way to Mexico. I'm currently in Bogotá, Colombia. I have with me a pair of uniqlo jeans and a pair of raw denim, four or five cheap t-shirts, two pairs of shorts, a pair of Nike frees and a few thrifted shirts which I found down here, as well as a...
Lol! I'm really hoping that this is silk
Few more.        
A few more from Lake Atitlán in Guat:         I've been wishing I had the Fuji X-E2 camera instead of the Canon 40D I've been using, mostly for portability reasons but also because the 40D sensor just can't do certain things that I want it to. However, I'm not sure I can justify spending $1200 of my travel budget for the camera + 35mm lens, even when you subtract what I could get for selling my current setup, and additionally the 40D has been great to learn on...
I've been on the road for the last two months (as of tomorrow) in Mexico and Guatemala, and these are some favorites I've taken. I'm very much appreciating the opportunity to shoot a whole lot more than I normally would be able to make myself at home, as I'm learning quite a bit as I go. Dropping into El Salvador sometime in the next week or so :)    
Tactical Frog sounds like an excellent band name.
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