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    Hi Guys,

    Just need help on the correct WB settings, since I realized some of my shots were either yellow or orange, specially night shots.BTW i'm using A500. Usually my settings @ night, Fluorescent, vivid(contrast+2,saturation+2,sharpness+3).
    Whats the best settings for contrast, saturation, sharpness? Because I think this is the tricky settings here, if i'm right.

    Thanks guys..

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    buy expodisc or grey card to get a better WB
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    It all depends on the color temperature of the light source(s), or the light(s) reflecting off your subject(s).

    Since no details of the subject(s) is/are provided nor a sample photo, there's nothing to analyze other than hazarding a guess that you might be referring to street lights or just about any other form of artificial lights in or similar to the category of tungsten, halogen or hybrid tungsten-halogen or sodium vapor lamps and possibly other types of lamps as well. Right now, we can only take pot-shots in the dark.

    Sharpness and contrast settings have nothing to do with color temperature, but increasing a camera's saturation setting may intensify the visual perception of a color. In your case, the lower end of the color temperature spectrum.

    The easiest approach I can think off is to choose the closest WB setting (tungsten, and not fluorescent - entirely different wavelengths of light involved), shoot RAW and correct the WB in a capable post program.

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    what is a grey card? how it is being used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baynald12 View Post
    what is a grey card? how it is being used?
    Search in forum or google it
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    Quote Originally Posted by baynald12 View Post
    Usually my settings @ night, Fluorescent, vivid(contrast+2,saturation+2,sharpness+3).
    What makes you selecting the WB setting "Fluorescent"? Any good reason, advice by sales man or just a lucky shot? It is best to start thinking about camera settings before you shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    What makes you selecting the WB setting "Fluorescent"? Any good reason, advice by sales man or just a lucky shot? It is best to start thinking about camera settings before you shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    I use "Fluorescent" WB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Yeah, you know why
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    Try to learn to adjust the Kelvin temperature.
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