Friday, May 8, 2009

Contructive Feedback

Today at I ♥ Faces is Contructive Feedback Friday, I have been debating if I wanted to upload a problem photo, well as you can see I decided to go for it. I am never going to get any better if I don't know what I am doing wrong and hopefully be able to do better shots in camera instead of spending more time in photoshop. Though I do love my photoshop.

This is a picture I took of Big B yesterday.

Nikon D60, 1/100, F5.6, ISO Auto (I have no clue why I had this on auto because I was shooting in manual), 55mm

I know this shot is really under-exposed and red. I had a red shirt on, so I don't know if it's a color cast from my shirt.

My Fix

I did curves adjustment, a levels adjustment, selective color, and sharpening but now I think it's a tad yellow, I do love his eyes though.

Okay guys let me have it, I would love to know your thoughts. Thank you in advance!!! By the way I am using PS7 to do my editing. (I know very old school)

Looking to get better,


drewmark19 said...

Hi! Just wanted to drop by and let you know I'll be back later to give your some thoughts on the photo. My son's birthday is today, so I probably won't find time until later tonight or tomorrow. It looks like you did a great job fixing up the photo, but, as you stated, it's always better to get it as good as possible in the camera. Hopefully you'll get lots of good suggestions on the photo.

AJ said...

I like your edit! It doesn't look too yellow to me at all. It does still look a tad underexposed, but you brought it back from the original really well!


Heasleye said...

Hi! I think you did a nice job on your edit. :) Since his chin got clipped in the original, I think it was a good idea to crop it even closer. I don't think it's too yellow. There is still quite a bit of pink left in his skin, but it looks pretty natural. This looks like it was a backlit shot, which means the camera tried to compensate for that by underexposing the face in the foreground. Some options: Adjust the exposure for the face and don't care so much about what the background exposure does. Or use a reflector to shine some light back into his face. Or use a little bit of fill flash to shed some light on his face. I think I would definitely try option 1 first. :) It will look like you're overexposing in the camera (the little exposure marker needs to be pushed over to +1 or more), but you're just telling the camera, "No, listen to me. I want his face properly exposed, not the background." If your camera allows it, spot metering on the face in this backlit situation may be helpful.
Happy Clicking!