Lightnings taking a ride

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I don't think this problem is isolated to any one brand of camera. I have a Canon T1i, and have had questions about the color accuracy of it too, especially when taking photos of a very yellow sun at sunset. Try taking a photo of the deep blue sky, without any clouds, and if your camera allows it, use that as your custom white balance. Taking accurate color ...


If you set exposure manually with a gray card, set a custom white balance and use a color checker passport to calibrate the camera you will capture the best colors your camera is capable of producing. Cameras are not colormetric devices. They do not accurately record colors. Adobe offers a free dng profile editor that you can download. This allows you to ...


If I'm not mistaken RAW is unprocessed. Therefore any balancing, sharpening, or noise reduction is not applied to it unlike a JPEG. You'll have to adjust the white balance in post production. Most editing programs will have it listed under white balance, cast, or temperature.


When photographing still life with multiple light sources, reflectors and flags, I find that I if I happen to be using the camera’s on board spot metering, it rarely provides the correct exposure to bring out the colours that I consider to be true. I find, in general, the in-camera auto WB brings about the same results as a grey card and minor adjustments ...


To get colors right you need to color calibrate everything. You need to calibrate the camera with something like a color checker passport (for every lighting setup). You need your editing area to mostly color neutral (something colorful in your field of view while editing will throw your color perception off). You have to calibrate your screen with proper ...

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