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Photographers - help please!

I am trying to take a photo of something for ebay. It is purple and the colour just won't come out right. I've tried daylight, flash, no flash, electric light, flash, no flash - different positions, rooms, out in the garden but I just can't get the colour


Any suggestions welcomed, thanks.

Posted at 5th Mar 2009 - 06:24PM   Posted by Faith   Photographers - help please! Comments: 9

Can you do a backdrop of a very neutral colour? Something like a white sheet, or large piece of card?

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 5th Mar 2009 at 06:29PM

Faith's Avatar I have tried that - well sort of... lying it on a white sheet. I havent tried propping it up against a white background, but will do that.

Posted by: Faith on 5th Mar 2009 at 06:41PM

Another thought, can you do a delayed flash, where it flashes and there is a short delay before the shutter opens?

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 5th Mar 2009 at 06:42PM

Faith's Avatar I don't know..... I'm not very clever. I just point and shoot.

Posted by: Faith on 5th Mar 2009 at 06:52PM

Mandahill's Avatar Photo-editing programs often have colour-changing options where you can fiddle with the colours of a photo to get them more like their actual selves. Picasa is free to download and has a 'Colour temperature' sliding option under the 'Tuning' tab of 'Edit picture' which might help.


Posted by: Mandahill on 5th Mar 2009 at 07:17PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Purple is a difficult colour to get right. Mandahill's suggestion sounds sensible.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Mar 2009 at 09:20PM

Boudicca23's Avatar I second Mandahill's suggestion - you may have to fiddle with the colours in the computer once downloaded.

Posted by: Boudicca23 on 5th Mar 2009 at 09:53PM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Faith,

I am hopeless with camera, hope you get it sorted. I know that you can change the colour of background a little, think I saw my son do this to a photo he downloaded on to his laptop.


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Mar 2009 at 10:58PM

You need Blossom or HS I suspect, but digitally, doesn't colour vary according to whichever screen you're looking at anywayQuestion
Sorry, no help at all.

Posted by: @themill on 6th Mar 2009 at 08:10AM

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