Theater Shoot--White Balance Check

Bob Sullivan rf.sullivan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 18:58:54 EDT 2010


Christine,
Nice work and a happy looking cast!
The color is a tiny bit warm, but appropriately theatrical.
You could tone it down or leave it as is.
I can't vouch for Stan's numbers, but his sentiment is right.
You pulled it off quite nicely.
Regards,  Bob S.

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Stan Halpin
<stan at stans-photography.info> wrote:
> I pulled hayfever_109 into LR3.0 and fiddled with the sliders a bit.
> What looks right to me on my laptop would be very subtly different:
> temp = -7 from original
> exposure = + .10 from original
> saturation = - 2 from original
>
> I was going by flesh-tone appearance more than anything else, with secondary attention to the overall feel of the scene.
>
> At first I played with the tint as well, -5 to -10 seemed to help, but dropping the saturation just a touch seemed to obviate the need for the change in tint.
>
> Bottom line: for my money you are pretty much spot on. There will always be variation in appearance according to the color of the light under which any prints are viewed; I am not sure that this sort of subtle manipulation is really called for. But to double check you might try viewing your contact sheet outside under daylight conditions as well as indoors under artificial lighting. If you still think they look too warm or too red, then apply the (minor) general changes I and others have suggested.
>
> BTW, I think you pulled this off quite nicely.
>
> stan
>
> On Jul 31, 2010, at 2:56 PM, Christine Aguila wrote:
>
>> Hi Everyone:  Not having much stage and theater experience, I was wondering if those folks who do, would be willing to check & see if the white balance is acceptable in the small gallery below.  Metadata--including white balance and tint--is below each photo.  I just printed page 1 of the contact sheets (in speed mode), and it prints just a hint more red than my monitor is showing, so I thought I'd throw this out there for feedback.
>>
>> http://www.caguila.com/caguila/hayfever/index.html
>>
>> Cheers, Christine
>>
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