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Hmmm...is the skin too pale???

 
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Apr 23, 2018 21:23 |  #1
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Need your opinions about this shot. It was an impromptu group shot after the race. Location wasn't known. All I had was 2 off camera speedlites firing at the same power. It was 1 stop overexposed. The white jersey tends to be a bit tricky to strobe. I had my flash meter with me but I didn't measure the flash power output and to dial down the ratio. It was after the race and everybody wanted to go home or get their coffees.. I had to dial down the highlight to recover the white in post. The pose wasn't perfect and I saw some plastic bag there....hmmm...the more I look at it, the more I feel that the skin tone is somewhat pale... I should have lowered the light stands to light up the bikes more.....Maybe moving the light stands another 2 feet further out... Will try again next week.

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Apr 23, 2018 21:33 |  #2

I don't think the skin is too pale.
The plastic bag can be removed easily enough.

Unfortunately the rider in the middle is "crucified" with the lighting.
Maybe a suggestion would be to use a single bike, and the riders positioned equally behind or next to it?




  
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Apr 23, 2018 21:38 as a reply to  @ Butts's post |  #3
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Thanks...good to know the skin color is ok....I fear that too much highlight recovery may ruin the highlight and causing color shifts. Will try something different next time.... The path was too narrow and he was forced to stand in the middle....and he wasn't riding with a team sponsored bike...heheheh


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Apr 23, 2018 21:50 |  #4

Skin looks good to me too.


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Apr 23, 2018 22:17 |  #5

I wouldn't say the faces are too pale, but they seem a little desaturated. The bluish tone on the jerseys suggests experimenting with a change in the white balance, which would make the faces look healthier.


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Yes...I applied a bit of color balance more to the blue channel in the highlight. In a way, it affects the skin tone..I think....I wanted the complexion with a bit of warm but the white jersey would get nice color shift.....more yellowish...


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Apr 24, 2018 05:31 |  #7

Superfast way:
- Curves Layer, push a bit up things, invert mask, paint in all the dudes;
- default yellow filter, invert mask, paint in the faces, play with opacity.
- S curve.
Bam!


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olafs osh wrote in post #18612483 (external link)
Superfast way:
- Curves Layer, push a bit up things, invert mask, paint in all the dudes;
- default yellow filter, invert mask, paint in the faces, play with opacity.
- S curve.
Bam!


Thanks...yeah..to add more color to their skin complexion using layer masks.....that's simple enough....


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