I have been trying most of the settings in my Nikon D3500 to take indoor pictures of my home in dusk situation, or at least what you think is dusk situation, it is hard to explain.
I have a very beatiful light source on the wall that I would like to give the correct color and picture of, but all I get is a white light source even if the light is dark yellow.
Have tried shutter speed from 1/15 to 1/800, same bad images all over. You do not see the log wall as it is or you see a birght white light and the nice log walls.
But how to get the light in the correct color tone and the log wall itself as well? I cannot attach an image here which is sad so I do not know how to show the image I mean, both the best one I have tried and a worthless one.
White balance you might think, well I have tried all the settings, does not work in any mode, M, P, S, A, all tried. Tried to lock the metering on a other position than the light source when useing spot metering, does not help.
The area where I take this photo in is not this dark as the image shows, it is very bright but still I get these kidn of images.
The first image has spot metering, 1/125 shutter speed, F4.2, ISO 1400, WB Auto, No flash.
The second image is of the wall in AUTO mode with flash, and then you see the light as I do not want it, white, but the light itself is NOT white in real life. What is wronge between these two (just two examples. I never get the correct exposure). Image settings on second image 1/125 F5.6, ISO 1400, WB Auto, flash on, Matrix metering.
Have tried many settings with white balance as well, not correct. The second image is as close you can get, but the light source is YELLOW it does not have a single white spot on it when you look at it with the eyes. It has taken me about 2 hours and still I do not get the correct image. Luckily the darkness in Scandinavia this time of year is long (about 16 hours of the day is pitch dark) but still not even that is enough for me to get the correct image.