Dear all, i just got my F717 and enter the digital world. Nonetheless, the first impression i got when i took my photos back from the lab was - how come the colour so bland and flat compared to those taken with film? Did i do anything wrong?
I uploaded some of the samples of the unsatisfactory photos at pbase http://www.pbase.com/cheersjy/jy_gallary with typical problems. Hope to get your kind advice:
Photo 1: On the screen it seems that the girl is only slightly underexposed compared to the background; in developed photo the girl is adjusted to correct exposure, but the background scenery looks pale like enveloped in thick mist.
Photo 2: The green colour of the water is washed out in the photo.
Photo 3: Most of the indoor shots, although looks ok on screen like this, gave a yellow cast in photo and lack sharpness and crispness. The lab commented that taking indoor photos with DC tend to be tricky and usually underexposed, thus advising me to use ISO200 to shoot in indoor (i fix the ISO at 100). Is this true? How to take good indoor photos?
Photos 4, 5: Not all photos are bad. Photos like these 2, nevertheless, have very good colour saturation. How can this be achieved everytime?
Photo 6: Seriously underexposed shots like this the background colour is totally gone. Anyway to rescue?
All the shots were taken at ISO100 and directly from cam without any touch up before i send for development. Even so, the colour looks vivid and saturated on TV screen leh! Is this the lab's problem or the typical character of digial photos? Should i do any PS editting before sending for development? But how will i know what colour will turn out in their computer?
Your kind advice and experience sharing will be much appreciated.