Photos - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Photos can be friend or foe when it comes to painting...

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Comment by Karen Ilari on May 20, 2015 at 8:33am

Thank you Liz and Wanda!

Comment by Wanda McDonald on May 18, 2015 at 7:18pm

Another great blog...keep 'em coming!

Comment by LizJ on May 18, 2015 at 5:14am

Love the suggestions in your Blog, thank you Karen, and great tips Charles.

Comment by Karen Ilari on May 17, 2015 at 7:17pm

Excellent info as always Charles! Thank you!

Comment by Charles Eisener on May 17, 2015 at 6:42pm

Many digital cameras allow the user to change the colour balance. Check the manual and play around with settings; just be sure you note what changes you made for which shots! I typically set my digital SLR to Vivid so I get nice saturated colours. The "Cloudy" setting will often brighten and warm colours a bit. Maybe the "Sunset" setting will accentuate the warm tones. It is worth taking the time to play with the adjustments in a controlled setting so you can compare results and know which settings to use when it counts. Just remember to return the settings to your everyday preferences when done.

Digital cameras allow you to manipulate the image when you take it, and after the fact. Don't assume that the factory settings are the best or the only option - they may be OK in many cases, but seldom are best for all situations.

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