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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:19 pm 
Can anyone tell me any tips on how to take Landscape photos? e.g how to get the colors right...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:21 pm 
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Hi Georgie, what do you mean by getting the colours right? Are they wrong on your photos at the moment?

As a starter, check out our workshops here:

http://www.dslrtips.com/workshops/DSLR_ ... tips.shtml

And let us know if there's anything specific you'd like to know...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:33 am 
They either turn out too blue, orange e.t.c ...

Also the exposure, they are either too bright or too dark!

I think I probably need some more practice :?

edit: found the exposure workshops :)


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Too blue or orange? Crikey! Is the white balance set to Auto?

Please post a couple of examples where the colour's gone like this and let us know what the white balance setting was and we'll diagnose!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:13 am 
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The colours just don't seem right... the sky was had more blue...if that makes sense?[/img]


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I'd say those photos look great!

The light at dusk or dawn can be hard to capture as you remember it though. And at any time of day, what we see with our eyes is often different to what the camera captures.

I'd suggest experimenting with exposure compensation to make it brighter or more likely, darker. I'd also try different white balance settings. A great way to adjust these after the event is to shoot in RAW mode. Then the RAW converter software on your computer will let you adjust the white balance. This could possibly make your sky look bluer...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:29 am 
thanks for the tips :) I shall try them out next time I take my camera outside..


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