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How to Color Correct Images Under Tungsten Lighting in Lightroom 3

By Pye Jirsa on June 28th 2011

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We highly recommend shooting with tungsten balanced flashes when you are shooting indoors. However, even when you match light temperatures, shooting indoors in tungsten environments still presents some unique challenges in the post production. Particularly on the side of balancing highlights, skin tones and background colors.

In this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to work through 3 example images that were shot under tungsten lighting. I believe these images should have had flashes that were correctly balanced, but even so, the white balances are way off. So, we are going to spend a bit of time working to match the white balancing and then evening out overall tones, highlights, and saturation.

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
SLR Lounge Senior Editor
Partner ofLin and Jirsa Photography

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Nice tutorial.

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  2. Mattykrab

    Confused….the “before” pic looks much better!  

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    • Pye

      Probably because your monitor isn’t calibrated for print. 

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