How to Color Correct High ISO Images in Lightroom 3

June 2011 2:46 PM 2 Comments

high-iso-color-correction-before-after

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Today’s line up of digital cameras, in particular the Canon 5D Mark II+ and the Nikon D700+ series cameras, has allowed us to shoot images that were otherwise extremely difficult if not impossible to pull off.

However, shooting at high ISO settings does present some unique challenges in post production. Shooting at high ISOs requires very accurate color correction, in addition to special attention to the overall detail and noise in the image.

In this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to work through two example images showing you what we typically do with high ISO images in regards to color correction, noise reduction, and sharpening.

To see all Before and After versions of each image from this tutorial, please visit the Photo Album on the SLR Lounge Facebook Page.

Enjoy!

Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users curteousy of Lin and Jirsa Photography for educational purposes only. They may not be used in any other manner outside of these SLR Lounge learning videos without the express written consent of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Thank you.

Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.

 

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Post Production Pye
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Partner ofLin and Jirsa Photography

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Pye (AKA Post Production Pye) is a founder and the Managing Editor for SLR Lounge. Pye is also a Partner of Lin and Jirsa Photography, an Orange County based wedding, engagement and portrait photography studio. Connect with him on Google Plus

2 Comments

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