ever notice that the camera can’t catch red?

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red or hot pink flowers are difficult for the camera to ‘see’– sometimes the images come out muddy or look as though the red has been added in later…this Zinnia was a stunner, you’ll have to take my word since you can’t see it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. LucyJartz says:

    When I share photos of artwork, I want to tell everyone, every time, it looks so much better in person.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Cameras are machines, in order to edit the image to look as it did in person, you have to add the human element back into it. Just like an artist does. If you are shooting artwork, use daylight, but not placed in the sun. If you shoot under artificial light, then usually blue or cyan must be added…Just tossing out a few ideas to try. ~amy

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      1. LucyJartz says:

        Those are great tips. I would like my artwork to look more realistic in photos. Thanks for the help.

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        Good luck, Lucy!

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  2. Linda Barnes says:

    What a beauty!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Yup, Linda, that is one of my favorite flowers, I just wish they were perennials. I have three in my own garden this year. I got them at Sweet Pea Garden Shop in Homewood for 1.95 a pot! ~amy

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  3. I’m finding out lot’s of useful tips and advices from you Amy, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Usually if i take away some saturation & add contrast i can make the red/fuchsia flower look right…but not this time. ~amy

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  4. eramys says:

    I thought it was just my rubbish cheap cameras, but yes, red never comes out properly!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Nope, not you. The camera has always seen red as a blob. But if you edit the image…take away some saturation, pop up the contrast…fiddle with it & see if you can fix it that way. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~amy

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  5. Red is very difficult for digital cameras. If you are shoot raw files, you can usually get close to the correct red by adjusting the hue, saturation and white balance.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I usually correct the red, but when i did with this one, i lost the cool center. Besides, i see so many red blobs of flowers, i thought other photographers/gardeners would like to know its not just them that it happens to. I would shoot raw, but i’m a bit too lazy to wait for the shutter to fly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Besides, if its for me, then I would do so. Thanks, Timothy. ~amy

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