I often use the VIVID setting on my D5000 but, this morning when shooting my roses the VIVID shots just looked TOO saturated and vibrant, which, to me, lost some of the detail of these roses. So, I switched to the STANDARD (SD) setting and the photo better matched the roses’ color, soft shape and texture. Using EXACTLY the same camera settings, except for changing the picture control setting, you can compare the left photo, taken with the VIVID setting, with the right photo taken with the STANDARD (SD) setting. I personally prefer the photo on the right taken with the SD setting. I LOVE color in photos, and many times prefer shooting with the VIVID setting to get a POP in my photos but, in this case, “less is more”, and I prefer the less saturated, less vibrant look of these beautiful roses. What do you think??
To change your camera’s PICTURE CONTROL, click on your info button and use your toggle buttons right or left until you get to the PICTURE CONTROL setting, press OK then toggle up and down to choose your setting. Experiment with it. You may find out that less is more when switching from VIVID to another less vibrant setting. Happy shooting!