Chapter 11. Improving Color

Why You Need this Chapter

It’s easy to shoot pictures with poor color but hard to fix them afterward. Although today’s photo editing programs provide better color-correction tools than ever before, you can avoid hours of tedious color repair processes by using your camera’s white balance and color settings features.

If your camera can use filters (all digital SLR and some point-and-shoot cameras can), you can improve the color quality of your photos even more.

Your first step, as always, is to take a picture and review it on your camera’s LCD display. You might be perfectly happy with the results, but if your photos are being spoiled by color problems, this chapter is here to help.

Why Use White Balance Settings?

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