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Canon® EOS 60D: Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 4: Using Color Options, Ambience Effects, and Creative Filters

The EOS 60D offers several options for ensuring accurate and visually pleasing color. The options include setting white balance, setting a color space, and selecting any of the Canon Picture Styles. The more faithful you are in setting the options for each shooting session, the better the color in your images. And the better the color, the less time you spend correcting color on the computer.

In addition, the 60D offers effects and filters that you can apply to give images a creative look. Ambience effects can be used in most of the automatic shooting modes such as Creative Auto, Portrait, and Landscape. You can adjust the filters to suit your personal taste.

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You can count on the 60D to deliver stunning color. This image is an extreme close-up using an extension tube on the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens. Exposure: ISO 100, f/16, 1/4 second using a –1/3-stop of Exposure Compensation.

Working with Color

The settings on the 60D that affect image color are Color Space, White Balance, Picture Style, and for the automatic shooting modes, Ambience effects.

arrow Color Space. This option determines the breadth of colors that are captured in images. Some color spaces encompass a broad range of colors, and others encompass ...

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