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Jun 24, 2008 11:18 |  #16

stathunter wrote in post #5781696 (external link)
...the problem is there is too much light from a window on the side of his face. Can this be repaired?

Yes, but it ain't easy. Since the are is blown out (or so I assume), there is no color information there to enhance. What you need to do is clone in some color from other areas of the face. That is the easy part, the hard part is blending it in convincingly. It will take some effort but it is doable.

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Jun 24, 2008 12:33 |  #17

Guys thanks for the input. This shot was rushed and he wanted it against his bookcase. The shoot was scheduled for outside and that is where all of my gear was--- we ran into his house and I was lazy and just shot it quick-- I believe it was 5D and 24-70 2.8 lens--- I should have taken more time but did not want to take the shot to begin with. Now he wants it and in my opinion it is blurry and not worth much.
No tripod for this shot..........blurry is the new sharp.


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Jun 24, 2008 12:54 |  #18

Scott,
The amount of blur is fixable with Focus Magic. In the small image posted a one pixel OOF correction did wonders. Fortunately the shallow DOF works for you here, all you really have to get sharp is the face. Focus Magic offers a free download and use for 10 images.

The blown area can also be fixed but will require some patience and detail work with the clone tool.

I guess the question is how much time are you willing to spend?


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Jun 24, 2008 12:56 |  #19

The blown highlights in his face and the sharpness of the photo can be fixed, but the problem area will be his hairline in the blown area.


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Jun 24, 2008 18:06 |  #20

You used ISO 200 right? I think that's part of the problem. With my XTi, I always leave it at ISO 400. You should no problem considering you have a 5D (if 400 is too noisy for you then you might as well ditch your 5D and go to medium format digital). Or you could use an imaginery ISO if you wanted too. 200 is too slow, 1/8th is crazy.




  
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Jun 24, 2008 18:35 |  #21

Still need the RAW file to try and work some magic ...


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Jun 24, 2008 19:11 |  #22

egordon99 wrote in post #5782835 (external link)
Yeah, I can't imagine shooting anything alive at 1/8s, tripod or no tripod :lol:

With flash and a tripod it would not be a huge problem if the subject was very still.

I suspect though it was a mistake by the OP to shoot at this shutter speed...


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Jun 24, 2008 22:08 |  #23

You can't really post the RAW without converting it. Unless you want to just host the file.

Try one of these:
RapidShare (external link)

MediaFire (external link)

I haven't used this, but maybe it will be OK: Windows Live SkyDrive (external link)


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