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How To Photograph Vibrant Colors Without Overdoing

When it comes to super vibrant HDR photography two or more photographers the balance of capturing a great deal of intense color in scenery and completely over saturating and overdoing the composition. So how can you find the right balance. 

What Camera Settings Work Best for Photographing Vibrant Colors? 

When it comes to the issue of over saturation, the key setting you need to be mindful of is your white balance. The wrong setting of white balance is what will ultimately wind up making a photograph of a very colorful setting look unpleasantly. 

This is also the setting adjustment to pay attention to when you feel like the colors rendered in your photographers don’t exactly match the colors in the actual scene you’re looking at. 

There's no specific step-by-step we can tell you that is going to work best for every scene. Your white balance setting all depends on the lighting conditions around you, the colors you are capturing, and the time of day. You are going to have to instead be mindful of that setting and toggle the white balance accordingly through trial and error as you determine which outcome leaves your images looking accurate but not overdone. 

Another important setting that can help you prevent jarring over saturation in photography is your color temperature setting. Typically, the issue photographers face with color inaccuracy is that their image either renders too “yellowish” or too “blue.” Adjusting your color balance accordingly is the best way to accommodate this issue until you find results you’re satisfied with. 

What Aperture Works Best For Colorful Scenes? 

Another common issue photographers face when photographing an especially color-filled scene is that certain colors blend too much rather than being represented vibrantly on their own. 

For example if you are photographing a really beautiful tree in autumn when it’s colors have changed, maybe the majority of the leaves are bright orange, but a handful of leaves are a really nice shade of yellow. Without making the proper setting adjustments, it’s likely your shot will leave the entire tree looking that majority orange. 

You can use adjustments to your aperture to help separate colors and make sure they are all represented with similar clarity. To achieve this, try working with a larger aperture setting than you are probably used to. Try something like f/1.8 to start, and increase that up to around f/2.8 until you find the results you are looking for. 

The overall goal of a person with tan skin is to make the skin color look brighter instead of darker. Anything with blue shades, such as platinum blonde or light red should be avoided.

6 ways to get great colors in your photos 
  1. Use a polarizer filter. Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido is the largest in Japan.
  2. Underexpose a little or a lot. 
  3. Adjust your in-camera saturation level.
  4. Use your white balance.
  5. Switch your color space.
  6. Shoot at optimal times of the day / year.
Modify the range of Hue/Saturation sliders
  1. Do one of the following: Choose Enhance > Adjust Color > Adjust Hue/Saturation.
  2. Choose an individual color from the Edit menu.
  3. Do any of the following to the adjustment slider:
  4. To edit the range by choosing colors from the image, select the color picker, and click the image.