T2i Color Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RonG17, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. RonG17 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2008

    I recently purchased a Canon T2i (great camera) and took it on vacation to Mammoth Lakes, CA. Being a real amateur at photography and trying to get a better understanding on how the various settings work on the camera, I took a couple of pictures of Lake Mary. The first was in full automatic mode. The second was in landscape mode. Notice the landscape mode has nice blues for the lake and sky where the full auto mode has washed out blues. Is this normal?

    The landscape picture is truer to the real colors. No other changes were made other than switching the auto modes. I would think the colors should stay the same but the depth of field would (may) change. Do I need to make some other adjustments?

    Thanks for your help and sorry for what is probably a very newbie question.


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  2. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    I'm not that familiar with the different modes, but my guess is that normal auto used the standard Picture Style, and landscape mode used the landscape Picture Style, which saturates blues and greens more.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    That's pretty normal. The picture styles adjust the in camera settings to what is best fit for the subject.
  4. RonG17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2008
    Great. Thank you for your reponses. I guess it does make sense that landscape shots would look best in "landscape" mode.... :)
  5. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    The Landscape mode automatically sets the best lens aperture to show the foreground and background in focus (I assume that you are referring to the Landscape mode on the mode rotary knob at the let-top corner of the camera?).

    However, you can achieve the same by shooting on Av (aperture priority), and closing the lens to around f/11 (camera on a tripod if cloudy). When using this mode, you must also choose the proper ISO, and the WB for the lighting conditions. In the fully auto mode of Landscapes, the camera chooses everything for you.
  6. DylanLikesPorn macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2010
    The Landscape picture profile boosts green and blue, ups the saturation and sharpness. You wouldn't want to use it for anything other than landscapes. However, the Landscape profile bakes it into your JPEG.

    If you shoot RAW, you can use Digital Photo Professional to apply the Landscape profile after the fact.

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