i'm really trying to be conscious of getting more light in my subjects eyes(among all the other things we have to remember when taking photos ). So practicing in manual with my new 28-75mm, I bounced my flash off a reflector (camera left). i had to turn on most of the lights in our condo since its already dark here at 5p.m. (i hate winter). Anyway, here's the SOOC and my edit. Baby's skin looks yellow to me...how can i fix that? (there's also a smudge on Dh's head that i'm now seeing, a mistake in my processing, will have to fix).
ISO 800 (too high?)
28mm, f/3.5 ss 1/160
I love the expression that you caught on both of their faces! Your edit looks a bit contrasty imo. Your sooc version looks a bit soft, but your settings look like your focus should have been alright. Your ISO does seem pretty high but im not seeing lots of grain. might be my crappy monitor here at work. When my photos turn out soft kinda like your sooc did, I just try to go with it and put a skin softening layer on the whole thing so it looks like it was on purpose. Not sure if thats the right thing to do or not, but its just my opinion on that.
to fix the yellow on his face-in photoshop you can get the magnetic lasso tool and feather it out by 15 pixels or so and select his face, hold the shift key down and get his arms too. Then do a selective color layer to the neutral colors and slide it to what ever looks the best. I hope ive helped some!
I really like your capture! nice job! thats what keeps us going with our love for photography!
Not more time to comment for real, but wanted to agree that it is WAY too contrasty. The SOOC is better.
I replied on ILP but just wanted to say, keep practicing!
---- Kandice ----
DD 5 - May 2008
DS 2 - October 2010
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Much much better! Don't know if you're calibrated or if you touched up the color at all, but it is a touch yellow.
Not sure what photo editing software you are using, but in Photoshop CS4 I use the color balance window to fix color imbalances. You can also do this in curves or levels by selecting the specific color chanel that has a problem and adjusting.
oh, the new edit looks great!!!!! hooray for practice.
and I hear ya, there's a LOT to remember when taking pictures. I hate it when I forget about the light in the eyes because I'm remembering other details.
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