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Dec 24, 2014 07:50 |  #1

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I recently attended a wedding as a guest and ended up with a few photos that are very blue. What are some corrections that could be done to fix them up a bit? I've fiddled with the colour temp a bit which I think works better. Anything else that could be done?


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Dec 24, 2014 07:59 |  #2

The problem is color temperature. Lightroom has an eyedropper tool to allow you to pick the white dress so it can autocorrect the white balance. Elements has a remove color cast function that works the same way.


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Dec 24, 2014 08:31 |  #3

Did you shoot in RAW? If so just use your favorite RAW processor to change the WB from "Daylight" to "Flash".


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Dec 24, 2014 08:33 |  #4

Hopefully you shot in RAW. It looks like you accidentally changed your white balance on the camera during the evening. As mentioned above, use the white balance dropper tool to pick the white dress in the image and it should get you close where you can do some minor adjustments in color temp to get you to where you need to be.
I have seen shots worse than this corrected pretty easily in LR. I have not tried it in other tools, but I am sure most of the Adobe products have something that will suffice to correct the image.


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Dec 24, 2014 08:48 |  #5

You haven't got IMAGE EDITING enabled (if this still exists) so I hope you don't mind my reposting the image.

I pulled this into lightroom and used the WB eyedropper on the collar of the guy's shirt (to avoid skin tones coming through) - a one click process - is this closer to reality?

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Dec 24, 2014 11:11 |  #6

I went for a bit more color.
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Dec 24, 2014 15:33 |  #7

Awesome!

I was wondering what the IMAGE EDITING meant. I found the eye dropper tool and that has changed a few of them to some nicer colours. I'm shooting in RAW so there's a bit of room to move. It's also the highest I have pushed the ISO on the 6D. It was shot at 4000 I think. I'm happy with the quality that has come out.

Another thing I recall from the night (and I should have remembered this when I first posted), was that the lighting in the room was blue. That's why the pictures are blue. It's shot fairly close to what the conditions were on the night. Would it be odd to change the colour temp to achieve a nicer image even though it looked like that on the night?


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Dec 24, 2014 16:11 |  #8

It's not odd to change color temp to get more accurate colors. Everyone I know appreciates seeing the tint from the ambient lighting removed.


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Dec 24, 2014 16:30 |  #9

lewisc wrote in post #17349413 (external link)
Awesome!

I was wondering what the IMAGE EDITING meant. I found the eye dropper tool and that has changed a few of them to some nicer colours. I'm shooting in RAW so there's a bit of room to move. It's also the highest I have pushed the ISO on the 6D. It was shot at 4000 I think. I'm happy with the quality that has come out.

Another thing I recall from the night (and I should have remembered this when I first posted), was that the lighting in the room was blue. That's why the pictures are blue. It's shot fairly close to what the conditions were on the night. Would it be odd to change the colour temp to achieve a nicer image even though it looked like that on the night?

Aha! I thought that might have been the case because when I first examined your top photo I saw that the red channel was very weak, almost non-existent in some spots. Way too weak for normal broad spectrum lighting. That's why I put on the red filter, to beef up the red channel. Besides, you get a blue image when an outdoors shot is accidently WBed with a tungsten preset, not (as in this case) the other way around.


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Dec 25, 2014 07:29 |  #10

Personally, with lighting like this (blue!), I'd be converting to b&w.
I tried to correct this the other day and found virtually no red channel, (As you & Elie mentioned above). When I read that the lighting was blue that explained a lot!
You can't get back what isn't there :-)


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Dec 28, 2014 23:58 |  #11

Or you could used camera RAW and do the same thing


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Dec 30, 2014 08:59 |  #12

Yes, I found the same thing out just now. There is not a way to get this to what the eye would expect for the colors, especially in the faces.

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Personally, with lighting like this (blue!), I'd be converting to b&w.
I tried to correct this the other day and found virtually no red channel, (As you & Elie mentioned above). When I read that the lighting was blue that explained a lot!
You can't get back what isn't there :-)


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Jan 03, 2015 00:30 |  #13

NinetyEight wrote in post #17350078 (external link)
Personally, with lighting like this (blue!), I'd be converting to b&w. [...]

Same here.

The camera is showing merciless the colored light, while our brain edits and corrects a lot. So the photos usually don't represent your own memory. Or do you remember the event as a blue event? With heavy colored light I usually turn to monochrome - you can add a bluish tint to it.


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Jan 03, 2015 03:33 |  #14

A very quick B&W conversion - Looks better IMO...



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Jan 03, 2015 06:50 |  #15

^^agreed^^


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