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    Default Quick ACR question

    I'm hoping to get quick replies on this ... (will also search ILP for an answer, but I'm also trying to feed Jack lunch AND edit pictures at the same time)

    So I took a bunch of pictures of Jack today using my speedlite. I have them open in ACR right now ... I bounced the light in different places so they're all not the same. But it's the same background/setting. Should I be using the same color temperature on all of them? I feel like my eyes are playing tricks on me, and I'm ending up with temps that are different by several hundred degrees. I'm not at a point where I can post examples (as they're all open in ACR and I'm hoping to find an answer before I open them all in PSE)

    Hopefully my question makes sense and someone can give me her thoughts on the temperature across a set of similar photos.
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    I have had the same thing happen to me and I don't know the definitive answer but my thoughts are that if you were bouncing the flash differently then likely different amounts of light made it to your picture so there was differing fractions of flash vs ambient light in each which should affect the temp of the pic. I would love to know for sure though.

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    I cant help here either, as I dont have acr. But my opinion, if I understand your question right, is that the pics can look a bit different temp wise and still be alright. Not tons off from each other tho.

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    I sometimes do that too...What I do is adjust everything the same in ACR for each photo, and then take a look at each one of them and see which one needs some tweaking so the skin tones all look the same at least, and WB too.
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    okay, thanks.

    I got pulled away from my editing with a call from the school. my oldest was puking in the classroom and I had to pick him up immediately. good grief. please pray that it's just something he ate. because I finally got that newborn shoot rescheduled for Thursday, and I can't bear for another virus in the house!!!! no fever at all ....
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    ugh no! .... gosh dang it all those germs i hope it's nothing serious either.
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    I qualified, NO! It depends on the color of the things you were bouncing off of. I have a great great great example of this...off to find it
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    I bounced off the window, the ceiling and a white foam board. I accidentally bounced off the green wall when I was struggling for the right angle of a shot, and that clearly was a mistake!

    what I did was grouped the pictures in ACR, and made temperature edits on those groups (I never knew I could do that, but someone referred to that on ILP and I gave it a try). I have them all open in PSE right now, and if the kids can chill, I can edit and share a couple of examples.

    but Amber, I still would love to see your example.
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    Yeah, you bounced off some fun color walls, so you'll totally get what I'm about to show...but I'll show it anyway.

    This was at my Dad's wedding...these are all very SOOC, so, pardon how terrible they look.

    I was taking pictures on the back patio area, bouncing my flash off the cream colored house and getting this:


    A few seconds later I took this and was oh so confused until........



    I turned around and saw that I had just accidentally bounced my flash off this:


    I accidentaly shot a bunch of pictures bouncing off that plant holder and fortunately the color of those images was actually easily savable, but obviously completely different than the other photos.
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    Amber! but bouncing definitely has its limitations when you have colors around you!
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