Further camera tips

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Fri, 09 Jan 2009 10:15:34 PST
Rodger Whitlock wrote: "I believe—correct me if I'm wrong—that digital cameras have more faithful color rendition than film cameras."

I have a digital camera, and I know its color rendition is not faithful.  I can take pictures on successive days of the same flower, and get totally different shades.  Of course this is partially due to lighting, but also such things as exposure length and battery strength, etc.  When I view the photos, my computer has its own ideas of how to render the colors, so when I crop them, except that it's so much trouble to do it convincingly, I'm strongly tempted to re-balance the colors.  And when I finally print the photos, honestly, I'm most interested in having a splendid and near accurate print, because I feel that fidelity is an unreachable objective.

David Ehrlich

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