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11-19-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
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Pentax K-x Whites are Yellowish...

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I'm inexperienced at photography and can't tell if it's a camera issue, or simply the settings. I've uploaded comparison photos from my friend's Canon T3 and my Pentax K-x. Hope someone can help! Thanks for your time and consideration.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cellofellow Quote
Hello,

I'm inexperienced at photography and can't tell if it's a camera issue, or simply the settings. I've uploaded comparison photos from my friend's Canon T3 and my Pentax K-x. Hope someone can help! Thanks for your time and consideration.
You are using the wrong white balance. If auto mode doesn't cut it, this can be configured manually. There should be a setting for indoor light.


Also, if you shoot in raw, the white balance can always be adjusted after the fact so that the colors always look natural

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If you bought it used, start with a factory reset. Pentax generally has a really good auto white balance, KX included. Some lighting is tricky though. You can also select a WB program for whichever lights are around, or adjust in post, especially if shooting raw.
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This seem to be the white balance setting is incorrect

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There's also editing software that has the ability to correct color cast. My version of Adobe Photoshop Elements is ancient- I think version one, and I can do so with it. No need to shoot RAW, it works fine with jpeg images. From all reports I have seen, Pentax auto-white balance is not the best for certain indoor lighting, so it is best to set that manually.
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I'm just guessing, but that looks like you shot in a room with fluorescent lights and the camera was set to daylight. That picture looks exactly like what you would get shooting a daylight-balanced film under fluorescent light.

I concur with the other responses. Explore the settings on your camera relating to white balance. A factory reset might be a good place to start. This will, among other things, restore the white balance setting to the factory default of Auto.
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Also were you using a flash? If I recall there is a setting to set the white balance for the flash or use the ambient light.

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Thank you for all the replies - great community. The auto white balance worked!

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