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Keeper At Home says:
Taking pictures inside question....
Ok--trying to take shots inside a gym while my son is playing basketball----the pictures are aweful. I use a Kodak Easyshare DX7630. It is so dark and when I take them to PXP--and use the autofix they look so grainy in the end. Can anyone help me out with this? Thanks in advance@
Feb 11, 2008
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wvscrapqueen says:
Gyms are HARD places to shoot. I often find it's the Yellow that is overdone because of the reflection of the gym floor. I've never been able to auto fix them. I use photoshop, and change the mode to CMYK then play with the yellow channel to remove excess yellow and switch it back to RGB. It's still not great, but it avoids the grainy look. Hope this helps! :)
Feb 11, 2008
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Keeper At Home says:
Thanks queen! What/where is CMYK? Does PSPX have it? I would like to try this.
Feb 11, 2008
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MaggieM says:
Keeper At Home........leave your flash on, it might not carry that far, but the indoor lights of a gym are quite bright. It will help out your flash. Up your ISO to at least 400 or 800, and then shoot. You should have better results.
Feb 11, 2008
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MaggieM says:
To color correct your photo if it's too yellow you can just go to the R/G/B color correction and add blue, it will take out yellow.
Feb 11, 2008
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BB's Memories says:
Maggie, still wish you were my neighbor, you are on top of everything and I mean that in the most positive complimentary way. I don't even know enough to ask you questions.
Feb 11, 2008
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wvscrapqueen says:
Thanks Maggie! I've done print design for so long I'm still working on the in's and outs of RGB.
Feb 11, 2008
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wvscrapqueen says:
Keeper at Home, CMYK is a color mode usually reserved for commercially printed material (stands for Cyan Magenta Yellow Black). The colors are not as vibrant as RGB (Red Green Blue) mostly used for web work. I don't know about PSP, as I do not use it.
Feb 11, 2008
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MaggieM says:
For anyone interested in color correction of photos might want to write this down. Adding Blue will take out yellow. Adding Red will take out Cyan. Adding Green will take out Magenta. Shades of these colors will in varying degrees will color correct your photo.
Example and aged yellowish photo, you would add a small amount of blue. Generally a photo that is too pink would take a green correction.. and snow and shade which appear very cyan would take a red correction. Usually the color correction has little sliding bars or arrows to adjust up or down. Play with them, and usually you can see it change. Hope this helps a little with color corrections.
Feb 11, 2008
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MaggieM says:
And Suetta, Thank you, but you don't give yourself enough credit. You mentioned you've scrapbooked the paper way.......that takes a very creative person to do that. Just remember it's a hobby, and we have fun with it. Not everyone has the ability to even try digital, let alone do something with it. You have. Huggggs!! Maggie
Feb 11, 2008
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wvscrapqueen says:
Maggie, you are just a fount of information! Thanks for sharing!
Feb 11, 2008
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Keeper At Home says:
I agree with you Scrapqueen! Maggie is AMAZING! Thank you so much for the tips--I will write everything down and try to fix these photos! Have a wonderful day! :-)
Feb 11, 2008
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MaggieM says:
You know something? It gives me great satisfaction to help others, in an area that I love. I had great help when I was learning photography and scrapbooking, and now I feel it's my turn to pass on what I've been taught, to someone else. We might never be able to return the favor to the person who helped us, but we can certainly help someone else in the same way. So anytime I can help, I am very grateful to do so. Hugggs!! Maggie
Feb 11, 2008
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Keeper At Home says:
Hugs right back at ya Maggie! :-)
Feb 12, 2008
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wvscrapqueen says:
Hugs from me too! :)
Feb 12, 2008
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MaggieM says:
I'm feeling fuzzy now. hahahaaa
Feb 12, 2008
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cookiesncream says:
For future photos like this make sure your Iso is 400- 800 Leave the flash on, but I think the most important is to select the correct lighting scenario from your menue. It may be located under white balance or just listed seperately ie; flourescent,sunlight and such.
Apr 7, 2009
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MaggieM says:
With flash will probably not work as well, because the flash will lose a little power with each shot under continuous, since you aren't giving it complete recycle time. There really isn't a need to change white balance when using flash, since flash is already balanced for daylight. However flash range usually isn't very far, Even the best of flashes won't cover more than 20 ft, and then consider the light fall off. On Camera Flashes are much less.
Apr 7, 2009
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mommyj says:
I have an easyshare camera also, and indoors photos are hard. Do you have an Party setting on your Kodak. I use the Party setting for shots taken indoors. That may help.I notice anytime I take photos under the indoor lights, I have to use this setting.
Jul 4, 2009
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novice@it says:
I have this camera and I dont think it can do the greatest indoor photos. hope Im wrong about this.
Jul 16, 2010
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milliec says:
If anyone can afford it, I suggest getting an SLR camera. They are better than just point and shoot cameras and they capture action shots really well. I had to get one to keep up with my youngest lol. It takes great indoor shots, but if you're indoors and there are windows, I suggest you let in as much natural light as possible. You can't beat natural light!
Jul 16, 2010
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Neighborgal says:
I know this is an old question but thought I'd pipe in : ) I now shoot with a Canon DSLR but use to have the same Kodak back a few years ago.

Try it on the "sport" mode (the little runner icon) without the flash. This will bump it up to the highest ISO (speed) available on the camera. Another VERY important thing is to use a tripod. The less camera shake you have the better. Also, as others have said check your white balance. Most gyms use some type of fluorescent lights. Try that setting and if it still looks yellow just play around with it till you get it right.

Hope this helps : )
Oct 31, 2010
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