Nikon D60 users

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Junz, 28 Oct 2011.

  1. Junz

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    Gents,

    Im at the point off throwing my camera in the bin, I cannot take any decent pics of my tank with it,all other pictures seem to be ok.

    Specifically when i take pics of my tank it tends to look blue and doesn't show the correct colors of my corals.

    Iv tried different settings and played for hours with it but no luck

    anyone can help me get some decent pics please....
    Il post some pics now to show you what i mean

    Thanks
    Janade
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    1st what lights are you running when taking pictures?
    2nd what white balance setting you using?
     
  4. Junz

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    all lights on....leaning towards blue
    and mostly set on auto :(:(
     
  5. Junz

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    Original Photo
    as you can see its really blue
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    V2
    Some basic touches to bring out the color
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    V3
    Used Photoshop and the difference to me is quiet nice
    [​IMG]

    please let me know your thoughts
     
  6. 2balive

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    Hi

    I assume you meant a Nikon D60? I use a Nikon D70s, it has a similar computer in it.

    Had a the sam issue when taking photo's under "neon" lighting (including power compact). Think the "neon" confuses the light meter/colour capture. I could "normalise" it with Photoshop.

    I got a bigger flash, it solved a lot of the colour shift, two (slaved) worked even better.

    Don't have the issue with MH or LED.
     
  7. Dlaria

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    My digital can't really take good pics under the blue leds. :( And a lot of my coral look their best under them.
     
  8. mariusmeyer

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    Don't use auto mode. Take the pics in RAW format and then you are able to do all the colour corrections in photoshop.
     
  9. crispin

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    = work
     
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  10. Broder

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    =photography:)
     
  11. mariusmeyer

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    Nothing in life come free. You have to work for it all. If it was all the camera then everyone would take awesome photos.
     
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    Change your WB (white balance) setting, also I would change from full auto focus to selective auto focus, are most time the camera is not sure what you looking at and generally focuses on the wrong thing, by changing to selective you can select the "spot" where the camera must focus.

    I'm a Canon user, so cant guide you with changing the settings
     
  13. Dlaria

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    Which way to you change the WB setting?
     
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    You will have to play with it, sorry not firmiliar with Nikon
     
  15. wouterloosman

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    I have a D90 but the default WB settings will not do the trick (not enough), I would try Cloudy, Shade or Flash.

    The easiest way is to shoot in RAW, and then correct the colors in lightroom or photoshop.
    The two steps that are helping the most is adding some contrast, and making the photo warmer (adding yellow)


    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mc

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    Anyone know where I can get photoshop or a similar program on the net?
     
  17. FransSny

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    You can download Picasa for free, not as powerfull as PS but ok
     
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    Thanks Frans will see if I can find it.
     
  19. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    also try gimp, it is also free and it can do almost everything PS can.
     
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    Found both of them now to figure out how to do something useful with them.:)
     
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