Originally Posted by artinaz
I dont think there any reason u cant take shots like this with a plasma.
Couple of things-
1. get your white balance right. I use the 80% grey image.
2. Use a good lens. Most consumer zooms are pretty crappy. I use a Canon 24/2.8- not the most expensive of lenses but its a prime, so will be better than most consumer zooms.
3. Use ISO 100 if you can. For (I think all) Canon cameras, 100 is the native ISO.
4. Use a tripod. My exposure timings varied from 1" in bright scenes to 15" in really dark scenes.
5. Learn to read the histogram to tune your exposure on camera. You should not get any blown out areas- shown by a flashing region. If the scenes has mostly bright areas, they will be on the left side of the histogram. Mid-grays should be in the middle.
6. Once you get the exposure right, shoot in manual if U can and keep checking the histogram.All the above will ensure that you get good sharpness, exposure and almost-correct color. If you are really finicky about color accuracy search for color profile and adobe.I shoot raw and process in Lightroom- essentially import and tag images, rate and convert to jpeg with standard sharpness.
Hope that helps.
Your Adobe color profile is going to cover larger color area for your photo, but at the same time will not be the same color profile as your projector which you should be using for Rec. 709. It will allow you to correct for some color inaccuracies caused by your projector (all have some) being DILA, so Adobe can work, but make sure that you are viewing on a display that is able to cover Adobe RGB gamut. 80% white grey is not standard WB for Adobe RGB, there is not one.
You are adjusting colors in lightroom. This causes your number of colors to be limited because the camera is capturing at larger color depth, at a luminance that is lower than the actual image. As a result you will have what appear to be color decoding errors, mostly in the spectrum of light blue/pink. Most of your preset WB add luminance, but they are going to add red, or blue that isn't close to your intended result with RGB.
For the best results you want to capture saturation as it is when it is photographed, but you may need to do some correction. It also helps if you know what your photographing looks like.
For example, I saw War Of The Worlds in the theater so I remember what it looked like to me. It is important to confirm the accuracy of your image by looking at it with regards to color, and I don't mean making it look more of anything.