Photographing the Milky Way

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First on-camera flash assignment...some light is coming through a set of bay windows on the left of the subject (it's raining, so the... (show more)
Exif Data
  • CANON EOS 7D MARK II
  • 24-70mm F2.8
  • f/f/2.8
  • 70mmmm
  • 1/20 seconds
  • 1600

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Skin tones here are much more perfect than the other one, but possibly I’d consider warming it up a bit more again. (I’m not sure why you’re using 1/4 CTO with window light, but if the goal is to create a warm effect, I’d go warmer with the WB.)

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    • Jerri Nielsen

      Thanks, Matthew. I chose the CTO because of the strong incandescent lights in the room, both to the front of the subject and right side of the image. I’m not sure if that’s what I should’ve used, as I’m not yet familiar enough with color correction using gels. How would you recommend balancing the window light against the incandescents and flash? (P.S., sorry about the deleted comment…it was the same as this comment. I decided to move it as a response to yours, to make sure you received a notification.)

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    • Matthew Saville

      Hi Jerri,

      If there is both window light (cool / blue) and indoor light, (warm / yellow) …then the only option is to either turn off the ambient lights and replace the room lighting with un-gelled flash light, or close the windows and shoot 100% indoor light + CTO flash.

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    Matthew Saville

    Oppositely from my critique of the other image, when you are photographing a subject with their gaze going right into the camera, I’d prefer to see more space on the bottom beneath his chin, as opposed to extra space on top. 

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  3. Jerri Nielsen

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