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What would be the best way to get rid of the blue?

 
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Apr 26, 2016 14:46 |  #2

What do you want it to be?


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Apr 26, 2016 15:03 |  #3

I think the bigger issue are the glaringly bright windows!


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Apr 26, 2016 15:05 |  #4

The windows are bright, as Wilt pints out. A different time of day would be beneficial. If you have LR or PS just turn down the blue/aqua channel. Or mask the area and put what you want there.


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Apr 26, 2016 15:52 |  #5

Do you mean the blue around the two reflections on the floor?


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Apr 26, 2016 16:15 |  #6

RGB curves layer in photoshop, you can bring up or lower the blue levels. Then layer mask to tweak it only where needed.

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Apr 27, 2016 06:29 |  #7

Or just paint a color layer, sampling the floor's color with the eyedropper.


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Apr 28, 2016 23:10 |  #8

Yeah, the two windows are super bright. is there a way to do that? I guess bracketing would be best way instead of waiting for a different time to shoot? I'll try some of the methods you guys said about turning down the blue, to see what happens.




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May 14, 2016 13:01 |  #9

andrewliu wrote in post #17988946 (external link)
Yeah, the two windows are super bright. is there a way to do that? I guess bracketing would be best way instead of waiting for a different time to shoot? I'll try some of the methods you guys said about turning down the blue, to see what happens.

I think this all depends on what this shot is for, if this is supposed to have a high end finish, vs a quick-ish real estate style shot, then there are some things that can be done differently on-site. Taking steps to address these issues on-site will give you better results than relying on brackets to fix it all in post.

The best ways would be to either flag or diffuse the window light, or use flash. Since you're working while the place is open, flagging the window may be tough, so that means your best bet is to use flash to balance the window light with the interior. Even if you bracket, your floor is still going to have a lot of glare, as the ratio of window to interior light is the same, just at different exposure values. You could do some HDR to compress the values, but the glare will still be there.

Using flash, at least in the area near the window, allows you to compress this ratio, but unlike HDR, the floor/ceiling will be evenly lit. You don't necessarily need to light the whole area, you could get away with flashing the floor and the ceiling (possibly different frames), and blending that into this exposure in a seamless manner.




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May 22, 2016 10:24 |  #10

mltn wrote in post #18006924 (external link)
The best ways would be to either flag or diffuse the window light, or use flash. Since you're working while the place is open, flagging the window may be tough............

What do you mean by "flag the windows"?
I googled the term, but the results I got were not pertinent.

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May 22, 2016 20:34 |  #11

Depending on the power of your flashes, you can expose for the windows and fill in with flash. That will help to either reduce or remove the glare on the floor. Speed light's may not cut it though.


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May 22, 2016 20:59 |  #12

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18015055 (external link)
What do you mean by "flag the windows"?
I googled the term, but the results I got were not pertinent.

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Here is the wikipedia page regarding flags: https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Flag_(lighting (external link))

If I'm doing a shoot where I'm pulling out all the stops, I'll bring extra stands that I can attach a large black cloth to, which blocks any unwanted light. Sometimes I'll just use a thin white fabric which allows light to pass through, but diffused.

A lot of interior photographers understand the importance of adding light to fill in dark areas, but it is equally important to understand how and when to block any extra light coming into your shot, especially for errant reflections, and I feel like this practice gets less attention.




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May 27, 2016 16:07 |  #13

the simple solution is you need to do two separate shots, expose for the windows and expose for the inside, use layers to make the image in PS.
Also why are you shooting at f4? should be much higher for something like this.. more like f11 or 14


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Aug 28, 2016 21:40 |  #14

Open a brush and brush in a warmer temperature and match the floor. Quite simple.


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Mar 13, 2017 09:39 |  #15

Since there's not much blue in the image, in LR or CameraRaw, just go down to HSL and pull down the blue saturation.


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