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#1 hunter133

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:01 AM

Hello everyone. Still a novice here, but trying to get good pics of my daughter's first surf lesson. I have a couple of questions. Can I/How do I , lighten her face? What should I have done better in camera? And I do have the matching raw file, if that helps.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:14 PM

Nice pic, looks like your camera was set to meter the average whole scene whereas if you had it set to spot metering you could have metered for her face which would have slightly over exposed the white in the waves though overall that would have been no big deal.... Even with a Jpeg and simple editing programme you can brighten the whole scene which will improve the facial detail with a raw image and a reasonable editing programme like Photoshop Elements there is a lot you can do to get the pic exactly as you would like it.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:41 PM

Hello Hunter.

I just noticed this free Nikon software, CaptureNX-D

http://imaging.nikon...ite/capturenxd/

 

Don't know anything about it, but it looks good



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:45 PM

In light room you can raise the shadows, if you have that software. In camera using exposure compensation will increase the exposure for the entire scene. Post your camera settings in the future so the group can better help you with your settings.
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:05 PM

It's very easily fixed, this took about 30 seconds on my iPad just editing the jpg...

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:17 PM

In light room you can raise the shadows, if you have that software. In camera using exposure compensation will increase the exposure for the entire scene. Post your camera settings in the future so the group can better help you with your settings.

Sorry about that,  F5.3 1/2500 iso 100. +1.3exp.  While shooting I could see this happening and tried various settings, but most turned out similar. I checked my metering( as suggested above) and apparently that was set to pattern...


It's very easily fixed, this took about 30 seconds on my iPad just editing the jpg...

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Ooooh Happy !!!  Thank you!  I owe you a pint if you are ever in Boston !


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:13 AM

Hunter, if you get me the raw, I'll do it properly. I just wanted to show you it could be done.


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