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Nikon d80 camera with white back drop and studio lights...backdrop looks blue...not pure white

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You need to change your white balance I think. I found the settings on page 70 of the online manual.

www nikonusa com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D80_noprint pdf

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Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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Usually the proper fix is to reduce exposure, bringing back the lost details. This risks losing details in the shadows as they go pure black, but that's generally considered not as bad. After all, we don't expect to see things in the dark.

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The "correct" fix is to reduce the exposure by using exposure compensation to bring back the details. Blocked-up shadows (the same thing at the other end of the brightness scale, where dark objects go pure black) is generally considered less harmful to the final image.

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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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Hope you are not using the pop flash that is on the camera. If you are, then turn off the Red Eyes Modes.
Set camera to manual mode and lower the F number(open up to half or one stop).

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