« on: September 12, 2013, 03:47:10 PM »
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My apologies for two things:
1. Piggybacking off this thread (my problem I think is related so I posted here as not to clog up the forums)
2. I am a new poster, so therefore I am probably going to make a mistake (wrong forum, topic is exhausted, etc.)
I always get nervous to post because it seems like some are overly critical, and I really just need some help to push me forward instead of getting me frustrated and putting my camera away indefinitely. Someone else was taking photos w/ a Nikon at this event and even though hers were a little color-casted they came out extremely more vibrant than mine SOOC.
I seem to have the problem of the super dull flat photos coming straight out of camera. I shoot on 'faithful' as I have read they are the truest colors. For more "important" stuff I shoot raw but this photo in particular was jpeg. This was outside on a very sunny day with some cloud cover at times.
I tried to follow some of the steps in this forum, but found that I obviously am doing something wrong as the photo either gets completely washed out or the skin does. The "Auto Color" helped a bit, however, could someone help me by showing me their edit? And most importantly, how they adjusted the level or curve to make the difference?
I feel like I have a lot of decent shots that I never post because I never had any help on "proper" workflow to color correct photos. I could really use some guidance.
Thanks in advance.
It's time to call the maid...
Its always easier to shoot it right than to fix it in post. This image is challenging due to the unflattering shadows on the face. OP should try to fill these in a little with flash or a reflector.You have completely changed the subject's face, and honestly, it looks a little disturbing and alien-like. Go easy on the brushes. Sorry to be critical, but it just looks really strange.
It's not that big of a deal. It's a photo edit. I love his photography. Which by the way, the above are not his shots.