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Old Oct 3, 2007, 2:15 PM   #1
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Can someone experienced please give me what you think I may be doing incorrectly?



I was shooting pictures of my kid on a plain white background. When I printed the pictures, the background came out orange.



Any ideas?



I am pretty new at this so any comments are appreciated.
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 2:28 PM   #2
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My suggestion would be to post an example so that members can see what you're referring to.

Downsize it to around 640 pixels wide using something like the free Irfanview (you'll see an Image/Resample option you can use to downsize an image).

Then, attach to a forum post and let others see what you're talking about.

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My guess is that it's probably your white balance settings. If you're shooting indoors in incadescent (tungsten) lighting without a flash, you'll need to set your white balance that way for best results.

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Old Oct 3, 2007, 2:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Jim.

Here is one of the pictures in question:





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Here is what the picture should have looked like. I used Auto Color in Photoshop to clean it up.




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It's your white balance plus a slight underexposure. To correct the white balance, either set it to Incandescent (Tungsten), or use a Custom White Balance setting usinng a photographic grey card or white card (and in pinch, a couple of white coffee filters stacked together usually make a good target).

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Old Oct 8, 2007, 11:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for the tips Jim!

I tinkered with it this weekend and everything seems to be in order.

I appreciate your help!
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