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I think your best bet would be to set your camera to "daylight" - that way it will capture the colour you see most accurately (compared to normal white light). Alternatively, use a white light softbox (or similar) rather than a grey card to set your custom white balance - however, that is not likely to be very different from just using daylight as above.


It's not apparent that anyone has read this. How, then, am I supposed to capture the colour of the sunlight itself? Your camera has a camera a setting specifically designed to do what you want. Follow the instructions below and you'll be able to achieve what you want. This method may not suit a certain subset of purists (it's equivalent to ye olde ...


White light is an especially problematic concept that becomes most apparent in photography. For me, as I type this, I have the room illuminated by some 60 watt light bulbs and the computer monitor is set for 3400K is a useful extension). And things that I think of as white are white. However, a few hours ago, light was shining in and the monitor was set ...


The problem is actually a problem of neither your eyes nor the camera being able to capture the color. Your best bet is setting the white balance to "sunlight" and going from there. Here is the reason: color is a continuum of wavelengths, like sound is a continuum of frequencies. Now the human eye has three different kind of receptors that have some ...


The problem here is that cameras do not capture the colour of light sources at all. They capture the colour of objects which reflect light. This wall is white, the neutral grey card is a neutral grey. To create a picture that shows a false yellowish colour, as you saw it, you need to manipulate. You could fix wb on a blue object, which looks grey in this ...


The problem here is that -- whether you do that in post or in camera -- you don't have a proper point that you can say "hey, this is a neutral color". The camera actually accurately captured the color in its sensor information, it is just that the development process went a bit differently for the computer image than for the image you saw. What you see with ...


In this case, you shouldn't be using a grey card at all. Grey cards (and related devices and and cards) are used as a reference point to make an image's color neutral, as your second two images show, but you don't want neutral, you want warm. What you need to do is change to color temperature and/or saturation in post processing; changes to color ...


Bear in mind that the iPhone can also record video, which is usually at least 24 frames a second. Many cameras these days can record video at 60 frames a second. 20-30 shots a second should be a piece of cake if you have enough processing power or choose a lower resolution. There's nothing to slow it down, really. The limit of 10 images a second is ...

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