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Natural Light - Photoshop CS4 Fixes

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Boatman, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. We had a chili festival down at the yacht club last night. I took my GH2 and put on a Hexanon 40mm lens both for the portrait length and the f1.8 speed. The lighting in the yacht club building is bad - rather dim and incandescent lights. All of the JPGs looked awful and the unmodified RAW files (converted to DNG) weren't much better. However, a little tweeking in ACR yielded very good results. The settings used are listed below.

    The first image is an unedited JPG. (All the shots received final editing for 72dpi display.) I saved the ACR settings once the first photo was corrected and used if for all the following shots, speeding up the process greatly.

    The shots were taken at ISO1600, f1.8, shutter about 1/60 to 1/80. Manual focus, of course. Sure would have been nice to have that new Olympus 40! Yes, folks, this is why we shoot in RAW.

    White balance 2700
    Recovery 17
    Blacks 7
    Brightness 50
    Contrast 19
    Clarity 8
    Vivbrance 4
    Saturation 3

    Sharpening
    Amount 100
    Radius 1.0
    Detail 50
    Masking 55

    Noise Reduction
    Luminence 50
    Color noise 50
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    the before and after is most impressive. nice work.