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Dec 26, 2010 00:44 |  #1

Hey guys!

My friends and I had our own christmas dinner together as our hometowns are all a thousand miles away. This was shot in RAW with 17-40 and 430EXII (bounced up and Demb diffuser) then edited with LR3. I know the composition wasn't the best, but is there anything wrong with the post processing?

My monitor isn't calibrated so I'm not sure if it's oversaturated or anything. And I purposely increased the exposure on the people so that they will pop up from the background.

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Dec 26, 2010 00:52 |  #2

I changed the curves to make it a bit brighter. I ran noise ninja, a noise(high iso) reducer and a crop. However the crop is not a standard size 4x6 or 5x7.

notice I lost a little bit of detail in the present on the bottom left, but that could be fixed.

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Dec 26, 2010 01:06 |  #3

Hrspwrphotos wrote in post #11515047 (external link)
I changed the curves to make it a bit brighter. I ran noise ninja, a noise(high iso) reducer and a crop. However the crop is not a standard size 4x6 or 5x7.

notice I lost a little bit of detail in the present on the bottom left, but that could be fixed.

thanks! however I wanted the warm look as the background is a bit dull, I'm just not sure if I overdone it.


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Dec 26, 2010 01:16 |  #4

It's not really my style to have warm white balance as I love my whites, so you might want to wait for someone else :D


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Dec 26, 2010 04:54 |  #5

IMO I believe you warmed up the 2nd photo way too much. You can change the background without messing with the faces. I like the white balance correction in edited photo. Now, if you took this shot for you and not for them, then who cares? If you shot if for them and want them to be happy with the results, then you'll want accurate skin tones.


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Dec 26, 2010 11:10 |  #6

Hrspwrphotos's edit looks bang on to my eyes.



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Dec 26, 2010 13:32 |  #7

Personally, I enjoy the look you're going for, but I don't like how you tried to execute it. I'd try and keep the skin tones as natural as can be. The other thing I notice is the detail loss and the bright glare off of the presents in the bottom left corner, and even in some other places. I'd try to tone that down, to me that's more of an issue than the color.


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Dec 26, 2010 14:05 |  #8

After sleeping through it I guess it was a bit too warm. So I started from scratch and tried again. This time I didn't mess with the temperature. Reduced exposure and increased saturation only on the background. How did I do this time?

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