X-Pro1 and low-light shooting

Discussion in 'Coffee with Rico Pfirstinger, Fuji X-Pert' started by alex16510, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

    14
    Feb 1, 2014
    Hi !

    I am trying to make a low light exposure and have a problem with colors. The colors of low-light object on the exposure is different from colors of the real object.
    I am using X-Pro1 for about two weeks and it's quite possible, that I must change some setting of the camera. I am shooting in the P mode with Auto ISO (800) and DR Auto.

    Thank you !
     
  2. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia FujiXspot Regular

    37
    Feb 19, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Can you post any examples? Are the off-color areas in shadow areas?
     
  3. AlbertInFrance

    AlbertInFrance FujiXspot Regular

    89
    Feb 11, 2013
    Morbihan, France
    Yes, we definitely need to see an example or two, plus your description of what you expect to see compared with what the image shows.
     
  4. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Generally, low light often has a quite specific light temperature depending on the light source(s), so using a fitting white balance setting is essential. Luckily, this can easily be optimized an changed during RAW processing.

    The sample is a typical example for multiple light sources with different temperatures. One has to settle for a compromise or brush a different WB over parts of the image in Photoshop or Lightroom.
     
  5. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

    14
    Feb 1, 2014
    I am trying to understand how to insert image into message.
     
  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    I simply copy and paste the BBC code links provided by Flickr in their "grab the code" menu.
     
  7. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

    14
    Feb 1, 2014
    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/117177887@N03/12454618364/player/7ec4986d38" height="333" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>


    The church lightning is soft yellow-green, but on the picture it has blue cast.
     
  8. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

    14
    Feb 1, 2014
    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/117177887@N03/12454256563/player/2599af7b60" height="333" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>


    This exposure has normal colors
     
  9. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

    14
    Feb 1, 2014
    Rico, thanks a lot.
     
  10. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia FujiXspot Regular

    37
    Feb 19, 2013
    Los Angeles
    There are 2 different lighting sources in the first image, with different white balance for each. So it's basically impossible for the camera to get both right.
     
  11. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

    14
    Feb 1, 2014
    Thank you for the answer. Does it mean that I must decide what light source is more important and use WB for this light source?
     
  12. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia FujiXspot Regular

    37
    Feb 19, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Yes, you can white balance for what's more important.

    You can also selective fix the other areas on your computer, it would be best to shoot RAW for that, so the wrong color doesn't get baked into the JPEG.
     
  13. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

    14
    Feb 1, 2014
    Thank you !