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AlwaysOnAuto

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I'm shooting a quilt my wife made and she's not liking the colors of the images that come out of the camera.
Here's my setup (literally just turned around and shot this from my desk with an SD1000):
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Would it help the camera see the colors better if I were to change the background to black?
Here is what is coming out of the camera:
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Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.
Shooting with my A7ii w/Nikkor 24 and also I tried my Sony FE 2/28 on Intelligent Auto.
 

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Here's a shot using my Micro-Nikkor 55.

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Edit after posting - Wow, that back drop cloth looks PINK in that shot! ????
 

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Have you tried a simple white balance (eyedropper on that pink background) in your editor of choice? Otherwise, if you know what color temp that light is, set that manually, or simply set it on the backdrop without the quilt.
 

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My very rudimentary editor only has an eye dropper that uses a grey for the adjustment, ie 'Pick a pixel that should be grey'.
 

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Here's the same quilt shot against a black back drop.

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Personally I think it's a pretty good representation of the colors. HER mileage may vary as they say.
 

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And here is a SOOC jpg that my D7000 w/Nikkor 24 saw...

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I think too much of the yellow paint in the room is being reflected onto the quilt.
 

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My very rudimentary editor only has an eye dropper that uses a grey for the adjustment, ie 'Pick a pixel that should be grey'.
Then use a grey back drop, so you can white balance with your editor? Or shoot a grey card first with the same lighting and use that to know the settings needed for the quilt.
 

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I agree that it is most likely a white balance issue. If it's the room, perhaps you could rig up something to block side light from coming into the scene. Otherwise, you'll have to adjust it manually in camera, or fix it in post.
 

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