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  1. I recently switched lighting and my background at the same time, and since my photos have seemed kind of bright and washed out. So last night I started trying to figure out what I needed to fix or adjust to get things working better. As far as camera, I'm normally just using my Samsung S6. It is more than good enough to show all the flaws in my painting My wife does have a decent real camera, but I haven't used it much. Lights, I was using an old swing arm magnifier lamp with a daylight florescent above with a white led magnifier lamp in. I now have a bazillion white leds attached to a light arch and still using the magnifier for some additional light on the front. My old go to background was a redish printed one on standard paper. The new one is the warm background from the Macromat kickstarter. I decided to use my Shrewzerker as a test subject, since I'd just finally got him dull coated. I left the lights as they were, light arch with the led lamp, with the lamp further back than I used to use. I took a pic with the macromat background: The popped the old background in without changing anything else It's pretty clear the camera is treating them quite differently. Here they are cropped: While it could have used a bit more light from the lamp (I think) the old background one is much closer to the real colours. The rim of the base is Noir Black. Any thoughts on why and how I can get closer with the new backgrounds? My first thought was maybe its the white spot on the old background helping the camera get things sorted?