A&P exercise in correct camera settings

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    panasonic fz 10 is the camera... Well i did a brief exercise in filters, this time I decided to actually calibrate the camera correctly
    I used both the uv and the nd filters in bright afternoon sun.
    I calibrated the white balance using a sheet of plain white office paper. When loaded and edited in photoshop the level adjustment yielded virtually no change.. which is how it should be. Shooting in such bright light I also noticed a great reduction in noise and grain... :sadwavey: Fz series pic quality is horrible in low light.
    A quick note to fz owners, the lens hood (which you have to have on the camera if you wish to use filters since the lens hood is threaded, the lens itself is not) WILL produce barrel distortion at the widest angle.

    anyway a few things in my mother in laws yard

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    what do ya think? I know the subject matter is a little cliche but hey, ya shoot what ya can
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    it all looks oversaturated to me
     
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  4. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    the colors are pretty true to what they were :dunno:
     
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    angel_fiire ******

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    too much of a yellow cast, it's understandable if it's in the late afternoo, but it is really bothersome in the 2nd pic
     
  6. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    Well yeah it was late afternoon, I like the warmth the yellow gives but to each their own
    I should probably have waited later to have different light, since there's not much shadow here
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I guess this is better
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    I guess I need to learn how to gauge colors better

    so any tips on correcting this or watching for it?
     
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    ^^^ better
     
  9. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    az ? :squint:
     
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    angel_fiire ******

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    hum... if you carry an 18% gray card and take a pic first with the card and the w/o it. go into PS and with the color target take a sample of the greycard and color balance it to 128 (colorbalance layer mask), then aply the layer to the other image.
    does that make sence?
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    not really ,
    where do i get this grey card?
    the camera says to aim the lens at a white subject

    I guess I can calibrate photo shop, how?
     
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    angel_fiire ******

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    they sell them at most wolf camera stores, the greycard is a neutral color card, it's what your camera exposes at, all cameras are allways looking for 18% exposure value (zone5), it's esier to balance to a greycard because it's a midtone instead of a highlight or a shadow, specially if you have a point and shoot with manual settings.

    to calibrate in PS... it's called color correction by numbers.... do you know how to use the info palet and layer masks in PS?
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    No.
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    how do you do color correction by numbers?
     
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    angel_fiire ******

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    ok....i'll IM you later and explain what it is.... cuz I gotta get back to work.
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    anyone know ,
    or anyone know of a plugin for the panasonic fz 10 for photoshop?
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    so i got some software and this is the result:
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    compared to :

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    hmmm
     
  18. NateMeister

    NateMeister Blah blah??

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    How bout something like this? A lil less of the yellow tint...

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