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Jul 25, 2012 13:39 |  #8686

in the raw editor you just have to click on a spot in a circle to adjust the white balance, or using sliders, depending on the program. with jpgs its more work to adjust the color and it degrades the image.

I use a flash with 30" umbrella for 100% of my outdoor pictures as well, but depending on the power output and the distance the flash is from the subject the ambient color is stronger or weaker in each image. :)


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Jul 25, 2012 13:39 |  #8687

JakAHearts wrote in post #14768147 (external link)
Since you still use the 7D in Auto, you technically still have a point and click. ;):lol:

Ha...if only cameras took good pictures every time in auto.

Exif data doesn't lie, little Bertha hasn't been in auto since the day I bought her. :)


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Jul 25, 2012 13:41 |  #8688

gonzogolf wrote in post #14768253 (external link)
Outsourcing your WB? Either you are way more exacting than I about WB, or you are doing something way different in your work flow.

outsourcing, they can make selections *Ill do that*, adjust the white balance, and do different levels of edits to an image. for larger jobs Ill probably have them do the editing as well so I can have a faster turn around and skip the monotony of doing the same 7 things to each image before I can get creative on a few of them.

my work flow is to select a few images from the set *maybe 20* adjust the white balance and convert them to tiffs or jpgs, then go in photoshop and work on the under eyes, wrinkles/acne, iris and general cleanup.


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Jul 25, 2012 13:41 |  #8689

GerryDavid wrote in post #14768255 (external link)
I use a flash with 30" umbrella for 100% of my outdoor pictures as well, but depending on the power output and the distance the flash is from the subject the ambient color is stronger or weaker in each image. :)

But the wb shouldnt be changing that drastically from shot to shot that you cant do a universal wb change from a series taken at roughly the same time.




  
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Jul 25, 2012 15:02 |  #8690

gonzogolf wrote in post #14768271 (external link)
But the wb shouldnt be changing that drastically from shot to shot that you cant do a universal wb change from a series taken at roughly the same time.

Agree. Something wrong in the wrong in the work flow.


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Jul 25, 2012 15:24 |  #8691

I didnt say it was a drastic change, just enough for me to care and want to tweak each one individually. :)


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Jul 25, 2012 17:37 |  #8692

GerryDavid wrote in post #14768712 (external link)
I didnt say it was a drastic change, just enough for me to care and want to tweak each one individually. :)

Time = money

You are wasting time being that nitpicky since most laypeople can't tell the difference between a cool or warm image and won't give a crap.

So, quit wasting money! Sync feature! Especially for studio.

Being that nitpicky is way too costly for portrait work.


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Jul 25, 2012 17:48 |  #8693

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Jul 25, 2012 20:51 |  #8694

Nice images, she seems a tad underexposed to me, but I know that's a matter of taste at times.

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Jul 25, 2012 20:56 |  #8695

CliffordPhotography wrote in post #14769313 (external link)
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Generally very nice, I think the biggest thing I would change is the WB - they could all be a bit warmer. Add maybe a little more vibrance and just a slight upwards curves adjustment.




  
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Jul 25, 2012 22:16 |  #8696

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Since you had image editing turned on...this is a quick fix. MCP Actions has an action called One Click Color.....that's all I did to this. It helped the exposure and the WB both. Maybe not perfect but adds a little to the image!


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Jul 25, 2012 22:35 |  #8697

Looks too bleached to me. (she does, the rest looks good) I'll do some editing tomorrow and get them up for comparison.


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Jul 25, 2012 22:36 |  #8698

charro callado wrote in post #14770020 (external link)
Generally very nice, I think the biggest thing I would change is the WB - they could all be a bit warmer. Add maybe a little more vibrance and just a slight upwards curves adjustment.

I've never had any luck with doing curves adjustments. Do you have any pointers?


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Jul 25, 2012 22:54 |  #8699

CliffordPhotography wrote in post #14770524 (external link)
I've never had any luck with doing curves adjustments. Do you have any pointers?

duplicate the image and convert it to cmyk. then go into a curves adjustment layer and you can remove cyan, since cyan doesnt naturally belong in skin this alone can help a lot. I usually drag in the middle and move it slightly diagonally. then you can tweak using the magenta and yellow curves a bit. Sometimes I'll hit auto and see what it does, and modify each channel so instead of it clipping info off at the top and bottom I'll turn each channel into an s curve using the auto advice, but tweaking it look more natural.

then when im done I'll flatten and cut it and paste it into the original layer. Sometimes if I did to much Ill play with the layer opacity but usually its at 100%.

You can cut a cmyk image and paste it into rgb and I dont think there is a problem, at least I havent visually noticed a problem. :)


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Jul 25, 2012 23:29 |  #8700

CliffordPhotography wrote in post #14769313 (external link)
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Like all of them.

The Wisteria (?) blossoms are pretty outstanding in this. The foreground blurred seems a bit heavy on this one. I've been struggling myself with this particular aspect the past month, trying to include foreground foliage.

Did you try to remove some shadows from the arm or shoulder area? Curious, because something seems different.

I think the blurred part over the hair is the most distracting in this one. Love the rest of the shot though. But it would be no surprise if this looks much different printed at 8x10 or 8x12.


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