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Nov 16, 2015 17:12 |  #1

How is the color cast and also wondering if the background is too white?


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Nov 17, 2015 07:26 |  #2

The brightest pixels in the image are in the highlight edges of the white towel and they are around sRGB 220-230 in the blue channel. The background is about 10 to 20 points lower than 200. The image seems about half a stop underexposed, but that could just be the look you are going for. If you see this image on your display as approaching "too bright" then your display luminance is set too high. Take a look at the histogram.

You could also do an 8x10 crop and remove some of the top of the image, which adds nothing to the shot.

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Nov 17, 2015 13:43 |  #3

This is how I'd do it.
Does it look too bright on your monitor?


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Nov 17, 2015 14:13 |  #4

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Nov 17, 2015 16:19 |  #5

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Your image failed to upload.

It did upload. It's your image slightly brightened, but the difference should be evident.




  
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Nov 17, 2015 16:26 |  #6

agedbriar wrote in post #17787597 (external link)
It did upload. It's your image slightly brightened, but the difference should be evident.

I see it now-thank you


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Nov 18, 2015 11:28 as a reply to  @ amderk's post |  #7

Go for the crop to remove too much top area. Otherwise very nice shot. :-)


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Nov 18, 2015 12:05 |  #8

Personally I find the lower part of the image looks a bit too blue, thanks to the amount of light that seems to be coming from the towel, and to some extent from the duck. What I would be inclined to do in LR is to use the Saturation Sliders to significantly reduce both the blue and Aqua channels. As this is a global adjustment you will then need to add back the saturation to the areas that should actually be blue. I would use the local brush for this, I find that a setting of +52 is almost perfect at replacing desaturated colours, without adversely affecting other colours that are still present. Doing the actual items, and the definite reflections in the bucket should not pose too much of a problem. I would use a large diameter brush, with the feather set to 100% to allow a little of the colour cast in the background adjacent to the blue items to remain, but gently fade away. I definitely see a significant difference in the colour of the background between the top and bottom of the image, especially in the slightly underexposed first version.

Otherwise it is a really nice picture of your six month old (I think) son. Not being a people photographer, I do not have any nice artistic type pictures like that of my kids. More just your normal snaps, and my ex ended up with those.

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Nov 18, 2015 12:22 |  #9

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i think you've put the mid tones where they should be, but in the process you've blown out the white towel.

a correction that left the highlights where they are and moved the mid tones would do nicely, i think.


great job with the capture amderk, awesome expression and good lighting. Agree that another crop might work better.


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Nov 18, 2015 17:18 |  #10

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i think you've put the mid tones where they should be, but in the process you've blown out the white towel.

Yes, I brightened the image globally for the OP to check if perhaps their monitor was too bright.




  
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Nov 19, 2015 10:16 |  #11

A new twist on the ol' bathtub in the sunset... lol

I would suggest looking into some backdrops, there are some reasonably priced ones, or get a green screen and try to do different things in post?


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Nov 19, 2015 22:39 |  #12

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A new twist on the ol' bathtub in the sunset... lol

I would suggest looking into some backdrops, there are some reasonably priced ones, or get a green screen and try to do different things in post?


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In order to have a green screen I would have to work with photo shop right? Living in Canada I am not sure where to get inexpensive back drops?


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Nov 20, 2015 06:21 as a reply to  @ amderk's post |  #13

You would need the following items:

backdrop
backdrop stands or instead some sort of ability to hang from wall or ceiling
lights of some sort (flash, etc)
remote triggers of flashes

You would want to light up the backdrop separately, and you would want some distance between your subject and the backdrop so that you don't get bleed over and aren't projecting contrasty shadows.

You just need something of a consistent color not immediately found in your subject material. If you can find oversized sheets that are some sort of obnoxious bright color, that might work as well. Yes, something like photoshop or even free tools like Picasa and others would be need to select that one color (masking or other tools), and then layers.

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