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Yellow/green tint indoor photo using auto portrait mode

We were told that the auto settings on the Nikon d80 SLR would take care of the green/yellow tint in photos taken in auto portrait mode, but mine still come out too yellow or too green. I can adjust it somewhat in Photoshop, but prefer a better raw photo if I can get it. I must work with existing light, usually fluorescent, and an attached flash. I am new to this camera, so have not gotten a grasp of the settings necessary for indoor snapshots in aperture mode yet, and there is another person who is less skilled than I am who is also using this camera and changing settings. Any recommendations?

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  • 123Colors Sep 11, 2008

    Thank you - have tried all that. It's hit or miss so far. Large learning curve I guess. Auto settings DO NOT work well indoors. Did not know that changing white balance while in the auto portrait mode would actually work. Thought auto overrode any other settings, and in order to change the white balance, etc. would need to be in manual or aperture mode. I have the manual and a CD. Still difficult to work with, sorry. Thank you for trying. I'll keep fiddling with it.

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Hi - You can download the Nikon D80 Guide to Digital Photography manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

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Firstly see page 58:

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Try setting the white balance to fluorescent an compare. Also you could set your own white balance preset by shooting a white card as per page 59. Lastly you can play with the "tone adjustment" on page 80.

Let us know how you get on!


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