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sdanorth
« on: May 09, 2009 07:33:06 PM »

Hi all,
I'm having trouble capturing a particular color on an item with my digital camera. The shell is purple and yellow, but I can't get it. I've tried multiple color backgrounds, flash, no flash, indoors, outdoors, macro, standard... every combination of variables I can think of. Is there something I'm missing? No matter what I do it looks brown. Help!
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009 09:13:27 PM »

 Have you tried lighting it from the back?
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009 06:53:50 AM »

Back lighting, eh? I'll have to try that on some shiny fabric that keeps coming out blue instead of green. I can't make that green no matter what I do, even photoshop can't fix it for me.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009 06:23:22 PM »

It actually looks purple to me.  It's a bit subdued, but it's still purple.  Have you tried a gel on your lens?  Maybe a red or pink gel would help.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009 05:00:38 AM »

I haven't tried backlighting... I'll have to give it a go with every camera setting known to man, and see how it comes out! Otherwise I'm thinking the purple ones may just have to be reserved for in-person sale events. The color is just so gorgeous, and I feel like I have to put the old "photo doesn't do it justice" in the description and I don't want to do that. I also haven't tried photoshopping either.... I suppose doing that is OK if I can get it to look more like it does in person. I'll give that a shot too. Thanks everyone!
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