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04-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #16
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I have noticed that reds are pretty odd in most digital cameras. You can try using polarizing filters to remove the pink wavelength being reflected. I think polarizers are often used for flower photography. Im mostly posting this to subscribe to this thread in case any better solutions are posted.

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Oh the dreaded red colour. For jpeg, the K-r is...okay, the K100d is horrendous at picking up red. But, as stated, tweaking some contrast and saturation helps. Shooting RAW is my way of dealing with terrible, terrible red roses
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I have a lot of trouble with red, too.

It nearly always AE overexposes reds on my K10 or K5. So adjust for that when out there. I've found that to help a little bit.

Also I've found it helpful to avoid shooting under a blue sky. Most red things are somewhat shiny so you end up with bright blue specular highlights off a red object, which is really hard to deal with.

Those two points I find to help a little, but still I find them hard. Looking forward to any other tips others might share.

Bright yellow (being half red) is also difficult. Compounding matters, I think many computer screens are lacking in the red department. (Even my Sony LED TV is shocking in that regard, blocking on anything remotely red or pink.) I bet half the time it looks crap on screen but would print OK... but it's an expensive thing to find out!

Sometimes I end up with pleasing results after processing (RAW) but these rarely ring true with what I actually saw in the field. This rose was coloured in a spectrum of gorgeous satin reds and pinks - it looked neon purple on the computer until I toned it down to this. I like it, but it's not what I saw.


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I have noticed this also and I even started a thread asking a similar question. My suggestion from learnings so far is not to over-expose the red (check the histogram), shoot in raw and use an adjustment called "selective colour" in PS to adjust the colour to a more accurate red. Other people may have other solutions, there is no one right answer just gotta figure out what works for you =)

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Shoot RAW and watch out for 'out of gamut' and red channel clipping when post-processing



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If you're looking for in-camera solutions to the red problem, here are some tips that have worked for me:
1. Select the "Natural" custom image setting,
2. and/or reduce saturation one step,
3. and/or set hue +1

As others have mentioned, watch out for overexposure and red channel clipping.

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QuoteOriginally posted by asp1880 Quote
If you're looking for in-camera solutions to the red problem, here are some tips that have worked for me:
1. Select the "Natural" custom image setting,
2. and/or reduce saturation one step,
3. and/or set hue +1

As others have mentioned, watch out for overexposure and red channel clipping.

Regards,
--Anders.
You just made me realize I can change colour filters for my B/W settings and bypass... did not know I could do that!
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