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    Default How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    I am using a Canon 400D. I tried to take a photo of a red lantern but it kept coming up as orange. I tried ALL the different WB except for custom (I forgot how to do and no time and no battery juice left to figure it out). Wonder apart from WB, is there anything else that could influence colour. And is there any way to get the red lantern red? Thanks.
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    Default Re: How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    I am using a Canon 400D. I tried to take a photo of a red lantern but it kept coming up as orange. I tried ALL the different WB except for custom (I forgot how to do and no time and no battery juice left to figure it out). Wonder apart from WB, is there anything else that could influence colour. And is there any way to get the red lantern red? Thanks.
    I think it's something to do with hue rather than WB
    tried playing around with the hue adjustment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    I am using a Canon 400D. I tried to take a photo of a red lantern but it kept coming up as orange. I tried ALL the different WB except for custom (I forgot how to do and no time and no battery juice left to figure it out). Wonder apart from WB, is there anything else that could influence colour. And is there any way to get the red lantern red? Thanks.
    Try reducing the exposure. Any pictures to illustrate? It may very well be due to the material of the latern also.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 11th November 2008 at 05:23 PM.

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    Default Re: How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    Post a picture for us to take a look. Actually you can simply take RAW and change the white balance later though.

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    Try +0.3 Exposure, this may help

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    Default Re: How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    I think it's something to do with hue rather than WB
    tried playing around with the hue adjustment?
    Hue can be adjusted in camera? Didn't know that...
    I'm using Canon 400D, btw.
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    Default Re: How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    I am using a Canon 400D. I tried to take a photo of a red lantern but it kept coming up as orange.
    Is the red channel clipping?

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    NPNT
    lolz kidding
    its hard to say unless got pic

    but i guessing
    1) there's a tungsten light bulb inside hence u keep getting the orange hue

    2) highlights will be white no matter how u adjust WB
    the orange hue might be the intermediate between highlight and the red of the lantern

    3) ur best bet might be to use PS and layer mask for post processing...

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    Default Re: How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Hue can be adjusted in camera? Didn't know that...
    I'm using Canon 400D, btw.
    RTFM But may not be available in all shooting modes.

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    Use RAW, come home and try WB?
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    Default Re: How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    I am using a Canon 400D. I tried to take a photo of a red lantern but it kept coming up as orange. I tried ALL the different WB except for custom (I forgot how to do and no time and no battery juice left to figure it out). Wonder apart from WB, is there anything else that could influence colour. And is there any way to get the red lantern red? Thanks.
    I think you also have to determine the colour temperature of the lantern's illuminating bulb. It may be below tungsten colour balance, which means shooting at a tungsten white balance will still render you a yellow-toned image.

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    Default Re: How to get red colour of a red lantern instead of orange

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    Is the red channel clipping?
    What does this mean?
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