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    Default How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    Some sort like in vivid mode. Other than post-editing of the pictures, was wondering if I can take very colour-rich pictures, especially during European summers?

    Any tips on this?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    You should state the camera model you are using so that people can advise better.

    To save the time and effort, set the camera before you shoot(if you only shoot in jpg). Otherwise You can always shoot in RAW and adjust after that
    Last edited by photoart; 27th July 2010 at 12:04 PM.

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    i only learn this recently (wols i know)...

    if u shoot in raw format... and if u are using canon camera... u can open up this raw format photo in DPP (Digital Photo Professional) supplied together with your camera... then u can apply a S curve on this photo to enhance the colors.

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    Besides camera setting or PP after shoot.
    You can use CPL filter during daytime outdoors for richer colour.

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    for Canon, adjust your picture style
    for Nikon, adjust your picture control setting.
    The settings will be applied to all JPG and RAW(only if openned by their respective converters, DPP / NX2)
    For RAW if you use other converters like Lightroom, Aperture, Adobe Photoshop, the picture style / picture control settings will not be applied. thus you have to adjust your colors during PP

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    Sometimes a slightly lower exposure will bring out more colors as well.

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    thanks for the quick replies. I'm using a Nikon D60

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougs View Post
    thanks for the quick replies. I'm using a Nikon D60
    i foudn vivid pic control sat+2 very useful
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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    I have been wondering about this as well. The colours on some models really pop whereas others don't. Is it the lens, or the body?
    The other thing I've realised is that when shooting in Bulb mode, the colours seem alot more vibrant. This of course can be solved by changing the colour saturation to "vivid" as mentioned by previous posters. But what if you just want deeper colours that don't necessarily go off the vivid scale?

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    Default Re: How should I configure my DSLR to make colours richer?

    something to add,
    the exposure,white balance and the scene itself plays a big part on how the color turns out as well
    lens does play some part in colors

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