Theater Shoot--White Balance Check
caguila at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 31 20:21:14 EDT 2010
Thanks, Stan & everyone else. The contact sheets have dried-down now for a
few hours, and I had a look at them on my back porch in open shade, and they
look less red than earlier, but I think I will decrease saturation just a
tiny bit as suggested by Cotty and Stan. The client will get a total of 64
photos--I've already made my picks and cropped etc . I can use the sync
tool to do the minor decrease in saturation--it will go quick. I just tried
the eyedropper on a few and the result is too blue; I don't think the client
will want it that blue.
Just a big thanks for this and all the earlier feedback. Cotty, I really
had your earlier advice in my noodle when shooting, so big thanks there.
Much appreciated. Ann, you were right about the actors. Charles, I
requested the light guy hang around for last nights shoot (as you
suggested) and got the ok from the director. Then last night when I asked
for the lights to be turned up a bit as we were about to begin, the set
design guy threw a fit, but I was able to get them up a bit anyway. Chris,
I took notes and the director took notes--between the two of us we got good
coverage of the play.
Amazingly, I never used the tripod. I just couldn't seem to make it work so
that I could work fast. The director wanted the shoot done in an hour, and
we were done in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I just had to hold her
steady, focus, and concentrate. I was absolutely soaked after the
shoot--just drenched--mainly because I was so nervous--more about that under
separate cover, as they say. Thanks again, everyone, Big cheers, Christine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Halpin" <stan at stans-photography.info>
To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: Theater Shoot--White Balance Check
>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.
> 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.
>> Cheers, Christine
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