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Old 04-08-2009, 06:49 PM
JenniferOwens JenniferOwens is offline
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Unhappy Lighting problem

I did an Easter shoot this weekend and I took a picture of this family and for some reason the lighting was off and it not only made the picture grainy but it also is really hard for me to lighten and get it looking right...can anyone help with this?
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:16 PM
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Re: Lighting problem

Here's a quick before & after of the results I got with just a Curves adjustment, I've also attached a snapshot of what the curve looked like. You lose some detail in the highlights (some in the sky but most importantly on the ladies' dresses), so if you are going to go the curves route you should probably use a Curves adjustment layer so you can control what areas the adjustment affects and how great of an effect it has.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:17 PM
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Re: Lighting problem

here's a very quick edit, used hl/sh and then a curve move...
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:45 PM
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Re: Lighting problem

Dup background layer twice.
Set both copy layers to screen.
that's it for this one.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:06 PM
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Re: Lighting problem

thanks guys! Mine ended up grainy looking!
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:08 PM
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Re: Lighting problem

Curves, local contrast USM, Hue/Sat, that's about it. Kept it a bit dark and "in the shade". Oh yeah, took the pole out of his head.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:09 PM
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Re: Lighting problem

haha omg I didnt even realize there was a pole there!
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:21 AM
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Re: Lighting problem

I used shadow/highlight, curves and added a little color to the sky.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:35 PM
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Re: Lighting problem

not bad! thanks!
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:28 AM
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Re: Lighting problem

My fix.
http://www.shrani.si/f/1Q/J9/tb09ADC/family.jpg
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