1. junel3's Avatar
    I am new to this phone Huawei P30 Pro and am obsessed with the camera quality. However, when I was taking some greenery pictures with "night" mode in the day, the color of the green turned a bit "white"ish and I don't know why that is. I took it in the morning with sun.
    07-30-2019 06:39 PM
  2. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    I am new to this phone Huawei P30 Pro and am obsessed with the camera quality. However, when I was taking some greenery pictures with "night" mode in the day, the color of the green turned a bit "white"ish and I don't know why that is. I took it in the morning with sun.
    Hi, may i know whats the point of using night mode in the day? Im just curious.
    07-30-2019 07:34 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Applying filters in scenes where they don't apply usually results in these sorts of things. Take white balance, for instance. If you choose something like the shade preset, but take the photo in bright sunlight, the photo color will be too warm because the shade setting increases the color temp to offset the cooler colors created by the shade.
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    07-30-2019 08:12 PM
  4. junel3's Avatar
    I have read on some tips and tricks pages that if you use the night mode to take picture of water in the background in the day will create a nice silky effect. Which was why I tried it but the color was totally off.
    07-30-2019 08:17 PM
  5. junel3's Avatar
    Applying filters in scenes where they don't apply usually results in these sorts of things. Take white balance, for instance. If you choose something like the shade preset, but take the photo in bright sunlight, the photo color will be too warm because the shade setting increases the color temp to offset the cooler colors created by the shade.
    So in this case, what would your advise be? Stick to the Photo mode when taking the green background?
    07-30-2019 08:18 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Night Mode usually means the camera software is gathering as much light as possible, so I would expect colors during the daytime to be more washed out in general. Why not just use HDR+ or whatever Huawei's equivalent is?
    07-30-2019 08:31 PM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I have read on some tips and tricks pages that if you use the night mode to take picture of water in the background in the day will create a nice silky effect. Which was why I tried it but the color was totally off.
    Thanks for this bit of info. B. Diddy is likely correct that it's an over-exposure issue. If you can upload an example, that would help.

    Instead of night mode, are you able to do do continuous shooting (press and hold the shutter button for rapid fire photos)? If you're shooting flowing water, it doesn't have to be continuous, but as fast as you can with normal mode will also suffice. This video shows how you can "stack" multiple images to create a simulated single long exposure.



    The two main points are it requires a way to hold the phone steady (like with a tripod) so non-moving objects aren't accidentally blurred, and you will have to edit them yourself (likely with a PC).

    Another tip would be to get a neutral density filter, aka an ND filter. This is a neutral grey lens cover designed to block out light without affecting your color temp. This will allow you to take longer exposures in bright light. I haven't personally used one on a phone to make a recommendation, but I do know they exist. It'll be a clip on type lens.
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    07-30-2019 08:55 PM
  8. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    I have read on some tips and tricks pages that if you use the night mode to take picture of water in the background in the day will create a nice silky effect. Which was why I tried it but the color was totally off.
    You should go to Modes. Light Painting. Silky Water...

    And last time with a DSLR, all i did was use Low ISO, Bigger Aperture and longer exposure... Thus not destroying image quality or colors.
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    07-30-2019 09:07 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    So in this case, what would your advise be? Stick to the Photo mode when taking the green background?
    You could try, if your "white balance" has a setting for fluorescent light, trying that. Fluorescent light is greenish, so the camera would shift the balance to less green.

    (One of the advantages of digital photography is that you don't waste film, developing and printing, to see the effect of a change. Just try things [and note what you're trying, maybe in a little notebook] and, if they don't work, don't save the picture. The only differences between taking one picture and taking 1,000 pictures is the number of times you'll have to charge the battery and how much of your time you'll waste. [Ansel Adams, one of America's greatest photographers, got a fantastic shot of the moon over the desert. When he was asked how he did it, he said that he took a few hundred pictures and one turned out pretty good. And this was in the days when you made your own glass photographic plates, and developed them by hand. The secret to great photography is take a lot of pictures and try a lot of different things.])
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    07-31-2019 01:44 PM
  10. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Using night mode during daylight can brings in more information out in the darker areas. It works. I've used night mode during the day a lot and sometimes it turns out better than using normal mode
    08-02-2019 10:24 PM
  11. junel3's Avatar
    You could try, if your "white balance" has a setting for fluorescent light, trying that. Fluorescent light is greenish, so the camera would shift the balance to less green.

    (One of the advantages of digital photography is that you don't waste film, developing and printing, to see the effect of a change. Just try things [and note what you're trying, maybe in a little notebook] and, if they don't work, don't save the picture. The only differences between taking one picture and taking 1,000 pictures is the number of times you'll have to charge the battery and how much of your time you'll waste. [Ansel Adams, one of America's greatest photographers, got a fantastic shot of the moon over the desert. When he was asked how he did it, he said that he took a few hundred pictures and one turned out pretty good. And this was in the days when you made your own glass photographic plates, and developed them by hand. The secret to great photography is take a lot of pictures and try a lot of different things.])
    My apologies for the late response as I've been away. Thanks for all the tips but I thought I would attach the image I was talking about to let y'all experts have a look.

    What do you think? You can see the "white" ish side of the image on the greens.
    Why are my pictures quality "white" ish when taking green background?-img_20190728_145754.jpg
    08-07-2019 03:16 AM
  12. JZ VR's Avatar
    There is actually a silky water mode in settings on Huawei phones, you could try that instead.
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    08-12-2019 05:18 AM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    My apologies for the late response as I've been away. Thanks for all the tips but I thought I would attach the image I was talking about to let y'all experts have a look.

    What do you think? You can see the "white" ish side of the image on the greens.
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    That would be an over exposure issue. You can fix that somewhat with a photo editor, but it's best to try getting it right when you take the photo. In this case, you either need to use a quicker shutter speed, or reduce your ISO settings. If you aren't getting what you want with auto or preset modes, then give manual mode a try.
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    08-12-2019 07:22 AM

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