With the nights draw­ing in, I’ve been tak­ing more twi­light photos. What are the best set­tings to use for ac­cu­rate colour re­pro­duc­tion?

NPhoto - - Nik Pedia - Jane Virgo, via email

Ja­son says... The pe­riod after the sun has set, but when it’s only just be­low the hori­zon and its light bounces back off the sky, is of­ten called the ‘blue mo­ment’ – so-called be­cause of the deep blue colour of the sky at twi­light. A prob­lem with cap­tur­ing that colour is that a dig­i­tal cam­era’s Auto white bal­ance set­ting tends to neu­tralise the bluish colour cast. Try switch­ing to the Di­rect Sun­light white bal­ance set­ting or, to re­ally bump up the blue hues, use the Tung­sten white bal­ance op­tion. As al­ways, it’s best to shoot in RAW, so you can eas­ily make ad­just­ments to white bal­ance when edit­ing.

The Vivid or Land­scape Pic­ture Con­trol op­tions can also boost the blues of twi­light pho­tog­ra­phy

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