What am I doing wrong

Texas26257

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May 22, 2016
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When I use my iPhone 10 to take picture sod my aquarium they have lots of blue

this not how it looks not when taken android phone. Maybe a missed setting
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Like the second picture that sand is all white iN real life
 

akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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Cameras can see more light spectrum than human eyes can detect. Here’s an example.

The actual situation was somewhat like this -


I say somewhat because in reality it was darker than that. Since even this picture was taken by a camera it did some processing.

Another shot from the same camera at the same distance without making many changes other than a longer exposure.



As you can see a camera is not an exact replica of human eyes.
 
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kenoh

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It looks like a wonky white balance. The iphone has set white balance for the scene and seems to not be able to handle the lights for the aquarium. Maybe download a camera app that allows you to change the white balance and try it?
 

Laird Knox

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White balance is part of the issue. The camera is going to do its best to try and figure out what it should be but it is just a program and you are giving it an tough image to sort. Adjusting the color and tint sliders in Photos will help. You can do that right on the phone when you take the picture.

It also looks like there is a lot of UV or near UV light being given off by the lighting. The camera is also going to see this differently than you do. There are more photons hitting the blue photo sites than you can see yourself. As a result it shifts the pixel more to blue.
 
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