this is my friend's 1week old. I was trying to get her skin colour a bit better as you can see in the first one (SOOC) it's quite yellow. I will try to convert it to B&W and see how that looks, but for now how is the edit?
Very sweet pic! Before working on her skin tone, I would correct the overall white balance of the picture. Then go in and tweak the skin.
I agree with Steph. Your WB is a bit off SOOC and the edit. Also I see a lot of grain probably due to ISO being at 1600. I would try to get the baby at more light to lower your ISO.
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Very sweet pic! I'm also new at this so I'll give it a try ... I think a black and white conversion would be really sweet on this picture and possibly hide some of the noise (which shows up even more when you lightened it). Then maybe add a touch of "chocolate" (like a really low opacity to give it just a hint) for tone. I also think the couch/background is a little distracting, that's the first place *my* eyes went and I think a b&w conversion would also hide that (maybe even do a little bit of a vignette to darken the edges so it draws the eyes to her first??) Like I said.. I'm still learning pp and b&w are my favorite. I'd be happy to play with it and compare notes if you want ... I have taken some at that high iso before and it is HARD to get the color right (at least to me it is!), seems like the more you do to it the worse the noise is - so I tend to lean more towards b&w when I use that high of an iso
i'd love to hear what others say about this - pp'ing high iso's are hard for me.. I know on some of the photog boards a few really like the noisey look since it kind of gives it a texture look and some hate it.. I guess it's another one of those things that differ from person to person, for me, it bothers me in color, but not so much in b&w
I think you're off to a good start w/ your edit, but like pp have said - you really need to address the total wb before jumping to correct the skin tones.
This is a very sweet composition and I'll bet it would make a really nice b&w!
is this wb correction any better even though she seems slightly red to me.
i haven't done anything else except a tighter crop to eliminate the couch in the background...txdoula you are more than welcome to have a play at this image. I'm always interested in what others can do
I like the color much better in your edit.. the crop seems a little tight on the bottom b/c the first thing my eye goes to now is her hand, pull the crop out just a tad below her hand and I think (to me) your eyes will go straight to her face...
I played with the b&w a little bit and this is what I came up with... i'm still new at this so I only did this just to see what *I* might do with it since the high iso's are so hard for me!
the high ISO sure does make her grainy. but newborns tend to be pink, so I think your WB fix is better.
I can't see Tasha's conversion.
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