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Re: Query: Camera colors

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Query: Camera colors
  • From: "Pearl Doyle" <pdoyle@our-town.com>
  • Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 21:19:23 -0500

Sharon your camera should take some very nice pictures and you shouldn't have to rely on a photo program to correct it. I was having some trouble with focus and lighting with my new camera and thanks to some very nice people in this group, and some good suggestions, I have starting getting much better pictures.. The thing that comes to mind for color is the white balance. I played with that on my camera and got 5 pictures of the same bloom that looked like an entirely different flower. That being said, I think the auto setting still takes the best picture for color on mine. The second tip (from Bill Burleson) that I have found most useful is the metering setting. I believe he said he uses the spot metering feature (over the multi metering feature) with better results. since I have changed mine to spot metering, I am getting pictures that are truer to color. The interesting thing I found was that if you focus on a light color in the flower and underexpose your picture, the color looks much better. Unfortunately, I learned this trick after most of my bi-tone iris had bloomed, so I have a lot of washed out pictures this year. My daylilies are taking some excellent pictures though. I hope this is helpful.  Pearl
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 5:42 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Query: Camera colors

I have an Olympus D-560, digital camera.  The camera seems to record most colors faithfully, except deep purples which it wants to make into deep blues.  World Premier would be an example.  I remember Sandra Barss's photos from last year, quite blue and for her, in her soils/Manitoba climate, etc it may well be.  I bought the iris.  My blooms this year are deep colored but a bit more purple, but they photograph as a straight dark blue.
I can, vaguely, correct this with Corel Photo-Paint which allows changing only one color, but that doesn't seem to be the most sophistocated solution, as an iris may have purples and blues in it, the photo shows just blues, I change the color and I've lost the real blues.
Does anyone have a solution?
Thanks in advance,
Sharon Engstrom

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