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Sounds like either your in-camera white balance might be off, or the display needs to be calibrated. The way I like to test this is to first check the camera by comparing a current image on the camera display with the monitor display (both displays in similar lighting). Display calibration is a constant problem if you're viewing/ editing in different ...


If you're shooting JPEG, the most common reason to have mostly-blue images all the time is if your camera is set in Tungsten white balance mode while you're not shooting under Tungsten lighting. The camera is trying to compensate for warm orange light by shifting the image more towards blue. So, check your white balance setting first. Shooting RAW would ...


Something I didn't see posted was the time of day, after a rain shower, different films would give either a more warming effect (a slight yellow cast) or cool effect (a slight blueish cast) I missed if you enjoyed slide film, which differ as well from maker to maker. And of course you'll see differences in different formats as well. Developing color film ...


The single best thing you can do at recording/shooting time is to swap your 6500K (cool daylight) lights for tungsten-balanced (2800-3400K) lights. You'll still want a high CRI, of course, but taking the temperature down vastly increases the weight of the red end of the spectrum. We don't see differences in colour (hue and saturation) nearly as well as we ...


My thoughts about smoothing out skin tones: Careful not to underexpose. You could probably expose a little bit hotter, putting the skin tones into the top third of the histogram where the S-curve starts to flatten more, being more flattering. Another thing, that image seems over-saturated, which isn't helping. Here's a quick fiddle I had just to see ...


I suggest you take the photo (in RAW) with a neutral grey card, and use the card to set the white balance in Lightroom or whatever postprocessing software you use. Another thing to consider is that RAW processing can vary dramatically between the camera's jpg renderer and different software packages. I thought Capture One (free trial, IIRC) did a ...


Users have identified the problem as faulty sensors however the problem is not faulty sensors but rather faulty filters. It appears that poor quality control has resulted in residue in the filters which causes them to become opaque. The solution is not too difficult but is a little tricky. The fix requires disassembling the device and cleaning the crud off ...

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