Those wonderful rich colours in photos?

Started Dec 7, 2017 | Discussions thread
OP Brisn5757 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,302
Re: Those wonderful rich colours in photos?

Don Lacy wrote:

Brisn5757 wrote:

I've seen some great photos on the internet such as rich strong colours in church interiors or garden scenery and was wondering if most of it is the result of post production, if not then is it one factor such as good lens or maybe a good sensor.

I've tried to bring out rich colours in some of my photos in post-production but often when enhancing the photo starts to look surreal; so I'm thinking if something is missing in the first place its difficult to create in post production.

Comments are welcome thanks.


I would recommend shooting Raw to give you mores tonal values to work with but you can still use JPEG files. First do not increase saturation to make colors pop what you want to do is increase contrast by setting the white and black points then adjusting the mid tones. If using PS you can use levels or curves while using layers and mask to apply the adjustment only where you want them.

None of the images on my 500 page has had the saturation adjusted in post all the color was there to begin with all I did was ad contrast.

Thanks for the info Don.


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