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    Hi all, i'm a newbie in photography going on 3rd month with my sonyalpha200 dslr. These photos are processed in adobe lightroom. Process as in cropping and little adjustments to exposure/brightness/tone curve. I've come to notice that the pictures which i take have very little color vibrancy and saturation in them. Because of the poor color i have tried to compensate by making them look "vintage". Any idea what i can do to improve the shots and colour?
    Like using a UV/polarizing filter?
    Set auto colour balance on the camera before i shoot?

    Thanks
    Last edited by phileo; 12th August 2008 at 07:36 PM. Reason: insufficient information

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    Hi,

    according to the guidelines, you can only post 1 picture and do a write up on it. Better to close this thread and do a proper one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phileo View Post


    Hi all, i'm a newbie in photography going on 3rd month with my sonyalpha200 dslr. These photos are processed in adobe lightroom. Process as in cropping and little adjustments to exposure/brightness/tone curve. I've come to notice that the pictures which i take have very little color vibrancy and saturation in them. Because of the poor color i have tried to compensate by making them look "vintage". Any idea what i can do to improve the shots and colour?
    Like using a UV/polarizing filter?
    Set auto colour balance on the camera before i shoot?

    Thanks
    Is this the orignal? In mixed lighting situations(incandescent, fluorescent, sunlight etc etc) in a room may confuse your camera on what WB to use. In this situation try to set the WB using the presets to the type of lighting, or use the K setting in WB. This way you have control over your white balance and should fix your color problems. UV filters do not do anything to images on a DSLR. And polarizers are only good to cut glare/reflections of glass, sun, water.... Cheers, I hope this helps.

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    Set to AWB, shoot in RAW format than in Lightroom you can adjust the WB to what you like.
    In lightroom, firstly adjust to the correct exposure than increase the Clarity and vibrancy to make the colors pop.

    Check this site out and download some presets to play around with:
    http://inside-lightroom.com/index.php

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    thanks guys, appreciated. Guess i was just too accustomed to using the "auto" mode on a compact camera. Cheers!
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    Its time to move off the "auto" mode of DSLR i guess. :smile: Play around with the M, Av, Tv and the WB and all other settings... It would reali not only enhance yourself in terms of the camera knowledge but also open covered horizons that were once covered. Like m3lv1nh0 had suggested, shoot in RAW. It allows you to play around with ur WB and choose the best settings under such lightning conditions to bring the best of your shot.
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