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Old 02-09-2011, 01:52
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Default Re: It's Purple, not Blue!

Originally Posted by fairytalesfireflies View Post
If the white balance doesn't work the culprit may be your daylight bulbs.

There are several types of daylight bulbs and they have varying temperatures. You know how if you take a picture next to a regular lamp it's too yellow? The opposite happens with the daylight bulbs and its too blue.

An ideal bulb temp is between 5,000-7,000. Even then you may get some blue hues but after that it really gives a blue tint.

It should say the temp on the box of the light bulb.
At first I thought it may have been the lights, they are about 6500 a believe (lowest I could find locally but still in that range). I tried outdoors, regular indoor lighting and flash but nothing.

I also tried adjusting the white balance on my camera and apparently I can only use premade settings on the camera. I guess this just means that I have another excuse to spend $800 on the canon rebel t2i that I really want. Too bad a have a million other things to save for/buy first.

I guess I just wont be making/buying anything purple! lol
♥ Dana
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