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Feb 02, 2014 07:59 |  #1

I was asked to take photos for a school dance. I have a Canon Speedlite 430EXII and an umbrella. The background was a sky blue with clouds and they had a lit up tower next to the people. They had stage lighting above me which they turned down some but there were multi-colored stage lights out in front of the stage that were lighting up the area also. My photos turned out grainy looking. I had set my umbrella up at home and practiced several times and all images came out great. Is it the lighting situation that caused this? Is there anything I can do to help the photos? I have used a cool down effect in editing to help them but it doesn't fix the issue completely. Thanks for all of your knowledge!!! Just wanting to learn.


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Feb 02, 2014 08:25 |  #2

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I was asked to take photos for a school dance. I have a Canon Speedlite 430EXII and an umbrella. The background was a sky blue with clouds and they had a lit up tower next to the people. They had stage lighting above me which they turned down some but there were multi-colored stage lights out in front of the stage that were lighting up the area also. My photos turned out grainy looking. I had set my umbrella up at home and practiced several times and all images came out great. Is it the lighting situation that caused this? Is there anything I can do to help the photos? I have used a cool down effect in editing to help them but it doesn't fix the issue completely. Thanks for all of your knowledge!!! Just wanting to learn.

Samples? Grainy usually means the ISO was too high for the situation.


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Feb 02, 2014 11:30 |  #3

Here is an image.... I may have goofed myself then because I was using an auto setting and not adjusting anything...


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Feb 02, 2014 13:23 |  #4

You have 2 shadows one hard one on the left and one softer on the right. Don't look like flash was even used. The image is under exposed and your white balance is way off. I'm not seeing any grain, but that could be do yo the web image size.

I think the stage lights made a major effect in your image.


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Feb 02, 2014 14:49 |  #5

If you shot RAW there are a few things you can do, if you shot jpeg, not so much.


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Feb 02, 2014 17:01 as a reply to  @ Gareth O'Neill's post |  #6

I have been able to cool them, unsharp mask and use noise reduction but they are still not up to my normal standards. On the bright side, I learned ALOT!


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