One of the most fantastic things about the Olympus Pen F is its colour wheel! I haven’t seen this feature on any other camera and it’s a brilliant way to start your colour editing process early in camera…It’s super simple, the best thing you can do is spend a little time working out your own custom setting with the colour settings that suit you. I have two settings – a super saturated one, and a less saturated one, depending on what mood I am in. As I still (I know, shock horror!) shoot in JPEG as opposed to RAW, there are times I don’t want to lose colour information. But I’ve discovered that in the end, my out-of-camera editing ends up super de-saturated anyway!
1. So first of all, you need to set the Mode wheel on the front left of the camera (facing it) to COLOUR.
SELECTING THE RIGHT MODE
2. Then you need to toggle right (although sometimes it’s left depending on the camera) to bring up the colour wheel on screen. You should have everything at normal settings but if you need to reset, hold down the OK button.
TOGGLE TO BRING UP THE COLOUR WHEEL
3. To adjust individual colours make sure the colour ring with the dots is not highlighted by pressing INFO, and that there’s a dotted line that runs through the colour. Use the OK circular wheel to adjust the strength of the colour up or down.
NOW IS THE TIME TO EXPERIMENT TO FIND THE EFFECT YOU LIKE… I FOCUS ON PULLING DOWN THE YELLOWS & GREEN MAINLY, THEN A LITTLE RED AND A LITTLE PURPLE…
AND LOWER YELLOW AS WELL AS GREEN TO ADJUST GREEN…
YOU CAN SATURATE OR DESATURATE ALL THE COLOURS AT ONCE
4. To adjust all the colours at once, press INFO to highlight all the colours at once and use the OK wheel to adjust up and down.
CREATE YOUR CUSTOM SETTINGS…
- 5. To save your settings, press Menu and in Shooting Menu 1, select Reset/Assign Custom Modes. Choose C1 or 2/3/4 and press OK to save your settings. Remember this will also save all the other settings you are currently in like aperture, ISO, WB etc.