disappointed with last nights session
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: disappointed with last nights session

  1. #1
    Prolific Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default disappointed with last nights session

    Had a shoot last night where the lighting was a little more tricky. It was overcast and I was shooting in the shade.
    I can't for the life of me get the colors right and was wondering if someone would have time to play and then share your steps. Skintones are my nemesis!

    400 1/500 2.5

    800 1/125 4.5--looking too green to me, but adding magenta isn't helping me!

    DD Gracie 9/06
    DD Hannah 5/09
    DD Sophie 4/11

    DSC_7692 by laberglund, on Flickr

  2. #2
    Community Host
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    College Station, TX


    I'm at work w/ an unreliable monitor, but they both look heavy on the magenta to me. Especially the first one. Greens look fine to me in both. I would try dialing down the magenta a bit. On the second one, the skin tones on the legs/arms looks OK. It really seems to just be the faces, so I would try using masks and just working in that area.

    Best of luck!


  3. #3
    Posting Addict CJWilkes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    The GREAT NorthWest!


    I have to recalibrate but I agree I see heavy magentas and the greens look good. On the one that looks a bit brighter you could add red in the yellow tones or red to the nut. tones in SC. Then use your masking to mask back the skin.

    Product of Nathan & Cindy

  4. #4
    Prolific Poster
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    The Copa, AZ


    I can see how all the green from your setting/background could cause you to "see green" but I am also seeing a lot of magenta in the skin tones, especially the dad. I would also work a tighter crop on the first one, having all of their legs and fet chopped off bothers me and it is really unflattering for the mom. You have a gorgeous location!
    Beth... mom to Andrea 7-26-97, Gavin 10-16-01, Kade 5-25-08 and Bentli Grace 09-09-09.

  5. #5


    Opened in ACR
    Temp +5 yellow
    Tint -11 green
    Brought down exposure -0.50
    Added some fill light +10
    in PS - curves layer

    Not sure how you can re-crop this (or if this was in camera crop) Mom will not like this image, her legs widened out from sitting and since she's wearing shorts, it drawns your attention right to them. Have the parents stand, and the kids sit next time.


  6. #6
    Posting Addict Jeffininer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    North Carolina


    Can't comment on skin or colors, but Stacey's edit looks really nice.

    I like how you've set the family, but I agree with the leg chops.
    ~ Jennifer ~ Check Out My Blog

    Rylee Elizabeth & Tyler Ray

    Lilypie First Birthday tickers

+ Reply to Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions