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    how do I "correct" this image???...



    it's me again guys,


    so here is a photo [of me " at the reception with my kid....


    first shot is the "as shot" picture no post process


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    is it too warm??? lighting basically from the chandeliers....


    thecorrected shot....


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    too cold???? lost the ambience???





    please critique... WB was at tungsten.....

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    I think the second shot is a nice improvement in the white balance. However, I think it

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    Re: how do I "correct" this image???...



    Alex,


    so it needs a little warming?? the framing ... just asked the waiter to take the shot so framing isn

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    Just my two cents...

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    Something in between maybe? #2 is too cold and has lost the ambience. #1 has to much tungsten and is a little to dark. If you adjust the exposure/brightness you can still keep the warm tone but it will not look to dark.


    You´r right, about the "story-telling" aspect. A technical correct image can be quite boring. Ajusting WB, exposure etc. to perfection is not always the solution. A pleasing image is often better than a realistic one.

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    Re: how do I "correct" this image???...



    It might look a little better slightly warmer than the corrected shot. Our eyes probably saw the scene a little warmer than your correct shot shows. I can

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