BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Michel Jean J. Paller
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/8/2005

Digital Color and Saturation

I have the Digital Blues! I can't seem to get my blue skies to be really blue. How to?
Also, my digicam Sony 717 Cybershot, can't deal well with reds, purples and white? Am I using the wrong settings or just a victim of the Digital Syndrome?.
Thanks, anyone.
Michel Jean Paller

To love this question, log in above
6/4/2005 9:52:15 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
Contact Carolyn
Carolyn 's Gallery
  I have the same camera, and reds are a problem for me sometimes,and I change the sky color a lot when I need to. It has to be really blue before it looks blue enough to suit me.

To love this comment, log in above
6/4/2005 10:23:25 AM

Justin B. Renshaw
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/27/2005
  Hey Michel. When using film, the faster the shutter speep you use, the bluer the sky. Try using your shutter priority setting and pick a combo that gives you the fastest shutter speed. Digital should respond the same way. I could be wrong, but it's worth a shot.

To love this comment, log in above
6/9/2005 1:37:34 PM

Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
  I am not sure what you are doing if you post a picture it would help a little more. Also, check your lens, it needs to be equiped with a 'circular polarizar' other polarizars will not work properly. You can automatically adjust your photos in photoshop with autocorrect and that can help enhance the blues to some degree. For the most part a digital camera works exactly the same as a film just the media storage is different. Try what Justin has suggested and if you posted a pic that would help us tremendously! Thanks

To love this comment, log in above
6/9/2005 1:49:39 PM

Daniel Diaz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  Also underexposing 1 or 2 stops can bring out the blue!!!

To love this comment, log in above
6/9/2005 2:32:40 PM

John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
One way to enhance sky color is by pointing your lens at a portion of blue sky and locking your exposure. However, this presents a new problem, but one that may be easier to deal with; the other objects in the photo will likely be underexposed. This can be improved by lightening the shadows. Give it a try.



To love this comment, log in above
6/9/2005 3:38:50 PM

Log in to respond or ask your own question.