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Old Mar 11, 2011, 8:19 PM   #1
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Default FZ35 Not Photographing Red Properly Any Tips?

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I have been attempting to photograph a red car. The car is a nice deep red but when I photograph the vehicle in the sun, it appears almost orange. I have attempted to correct the color saturation, though the color reproduction remains inaccurate. Is this a case of the camera or are there particular settings that I can adjust for more accurate color reproduction?
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You will probably have to set a manual WB to get the color correctly. Take a look at Bumblebee's Irish cottage photo he had to set manual WB several time to get those colors in their correct hue.

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I have had the same problems.

Look familiar!!!!
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You will probably have to set a manual WB to get the color correctly. Take a look at Bumblebee's Irish cottage photo he had to set manual WB several time to get those colors in their correct hue.

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What's odd is that from the viewfinder, the colors appear very close to accurate. Once the shot has been taken however, the colors are not even close.

Is there a difference as far as adjusting white balance via the RGB in a processing program as opposed to in camera? I am asking because I did attempt to do so to no avail.
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I have had the same problems.

Look familiar!!!!
Mine wasn't quite so bad but not the nice deep red of the vehicle. Isn't it annoying?

Here is a similar example of what I am seeing

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It looks ok, but it's not quite right.

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struprat, is that shot for real, or is it two-tone red and orange????

Anyway, IIGQ I'm not exactly sure what is causing that, below is one of my shots of a red car and it's not orange....

However, I have found red to be a difficult color to capture. One way I've gotten around it is to select the center/point weighted meter mode, and meter directly off the red portion of the subject.

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^^^ Yours looks perfect and natural.
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You will probably have to set a manual WB to get the color correctly. Take a look at Bumblebee's Irish cottage photo he had to set manual WB several time to get those colors in their correct hue.

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Sarah is referring to post #19 in this thread, hope it is of some use.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...ireland-2.html
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Wow, that sky in post #17 looks amazing! I will follow that tip and reattempt tomorrow.
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That shot was for real. Bright sunlight last summer. The orange spots are the direct sunlight coming through the trees.
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