I don't own Photoshop, but please don't stop reading! (phew, now that's out of the way)
OCF beginner here (gawd, another statement).
I took a pic of a collegue but didn't have my brolly with me. Not sure if it would have helped but further below is the outcome.
Here's how the setup looked. The walls are all grey, even the ceiling tiles aren't quite white so I may be getting a colour cast perhaps that isn't helping. This was the only spot we had for the image that didn't have a distracting background.
I set my flash on the table in the middle of the room and bounced it off the ceiling and wall corner behind me.
And this is how it came out. I tried playing around in LR to get it to pop a bit more, but my pp skills are fair dinkum crap.
What can I do to this image to give it a little life?
Would shooting with the brolly have made any difference?
Thanks for any and all tips. Very keen to improve my portraits.
edit: If anyone wants the raw to play with let me know and I'll link to it tonight.