Learn how to optimize the Panasonic DMC-LX3 for a dusk/dawn scene
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In order to optimize your camera frame Dusk or a Dawn scene, which is really quite simple. There are a couple of things you can go ahead and do, Dusk or Dawn scenes are all about the colors in the sky, so in order to enhance those colors, one option is turning your mode dial to the scene option and in the back, choosing the sun set scene option.
Now what this is going to do if I press set you can see that it change my white balance to increase the warmth and the tons of the image. The only bad thing about this scene mode is that I do not have any control over my ISL and I want to make sure that stays up 80 to maintain the cleanest image possible. But other wise if there is enough light in the sky I can go ahead and use this mode and the picture will come out just fine.
If you want to stick to your program mode, which normally use, that too is very simple. Mode dial is normally on P and in this mode; you have access to many more functions including ISL. Go ahead and press your quick menu button, or let down for a second to bring up the menu, first let us go ahead and make sure the ISL is set to 80. I will just move over, choose ISL and move the joystick up or down to choose 80.
Then what you want to do is set your white balance, now if you go with the daylight it would be fine. You would probably get the most accurate colors in the sky, but if you want to enhance those colors, what you want to do is either select cloudy or shade or if you really want to pop out those colors, if you go up, there is an option here to actually set the color temperature. Press the display button as it says here, in order to set that, space right here just press that. And now I have this meter and I can either use the up or down navigation buttons or my quick menu joystick to move this meter up, you can see the color temperature increasing. You can actually see in the picture as I’m increasing the color temperature, it is getting more and more red.
So this is the highest I can get to 10,000 Kelvin and you can see, that the images are very red at this point. This is great for giving up those rich oranges and reds in desperate Dawn scene, so then just go ahead and then press set, and now I can take my picture just as it would in the other. The flash is down so it is not going to fire I am okay there. Focus on your subject in this case it may be horizon press the shutter button half way, where you compose the image, you do want to get more of the sky in the picture if all the colors are there. Press the shutter button the rest of the way to take a picture.
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