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 Post subject: Pink in low light... Why
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:16 am 
I have been taking pictures in low light both indoors and outdoors. I am have trouble with the color red. It usually turns out pink in my images. I have a red Lava lamp that is red and I just cannot get the image to be red.
Also the red in most store names on the buildings also turn out pink.
On one occasion I got both red and pink in the same image from the same store sign! Huh?
I tried several exposure settings with the Pet store sign to get the red color.
I didn't come close to getting a red sign with the Pizza sign.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:33 am 
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In the first two pictures WB is set to auto. In the last one with the pizza sign is set to fluorescent. Auto mode tries to approximate the right balance with various degrees of success. It's not easy to get the WB right with multiple kind of sources or ones that have not the exact color temperature of the presets in your camera. Best approach is to shoot in RAW and correct the colors in software. Or to try to tweak the white balance in camera if you want to shoot JPEGS. Anyway if you haVe multiple kind of light sources it gets messy with colors and the post production is much more complicated than otherwise.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:37 am 
I tried to set the WB to auto, daylight, cloudy, Fluorescent and Tungsten. It seems the aperture and shutter speed play a role in getting red tunes correct too. But I could not get the color right.

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