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    Default How to get great colors for my photo?

    Often i saw people photos provide great colors after some editing anyone can help in this problem...

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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    It's basic curve adjustment and color saturation adjustment.
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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    First of all... make sure your picture is exposed properly. An underexposed picture makes a lot of difference against a properly exposed one.

    Next, contrast and saturation comes into play...
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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    Learn how to control the available light and add additional light when needed.

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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    colorful subject,
    lighting,
    exposure,
    post production.. etc all plays a parts..


    btw, lighting and exposure are two different subjects, but many people are confuse about it, great light but wrong exposure will not get correct colors.
    dull light but with correct exposure will only get mute colors.

    hope this help
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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    1. colourful subject
    2. good light on colourful subject
    3. correct exposure of the good light on colourful subject

    this is the best start for the photography part
    everything else is enhanced by post processing

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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    Try adjusting this on PP..

    Saturation & Hue..
    Brightness & Contrast..

    These will help in getting nicer colours for your photo.

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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    You can also play with the in-camera settings:








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    Kenrockwell on How to Get Great Colours: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/color.htm

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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    correct light + proper color saturation and contrast adjustment via curves in photoshop = nice colors.

    there are so many variables. to get great colors, you must have good situation also. i give you a foggy day with loads of haze, you can give me color, i say you win!

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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    correct light + proper color saturation and contrast adjustment via curves in photoshop = nice colors.

    there are so many variables. to get great colors, you must have good situation also. i give you a foggy day with loads of haze, you can give me color, i say you win!
    who says can not get colors from dull weather day???


    just use this filter can liao. guarantee very colorful..

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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    Shoot this, guarantee good colour.


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    Default Re: How to get great colors for my photo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Shoot this, guarantee good colour.

    Are you sure?

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