A&P Florescent Light Correction

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    My son is taking piano lessons. I shot the first one without a flash and the second one with a flash.
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    Is there a quick PS method to correct for florescent light or is there a filter I can get?
     
  2. Bloke

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    whats that on his cheek
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Set your white balance to florescent
     
  4. AmosBanks

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    He cut himself shaving! :noes:

    It's a sticker from school.
     
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    :rofl:

    :werd:
     
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    And if youre using a flash under florescent lights, a green gel will match the light so you don't mix two WB's. Orange for tungesten, Green for florescent.
     
  9. Todd1225

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    +1 ;)
     
  10. xenon supra

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    :rofl:

    seriously, this is the simplest and best answer and everyone is giving this queer work-arounds.
     
  11. jared_IRL

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    yeah, because he obviously could fix the white balance on the pictures HE ALREADY FUCKING TOOK by changing his cameras white balance setting.

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    Are you being sarcastic? Shooting Raw FTW
     
  13. jared_IRL

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    yes. that is my reaction to dan and xenon claiming that the best thing to do here is turn the white balance to fluorescent instead of these 'queer work arounds'....

    But you can't go back and change the white balance in camera on an image you already took. Making their suggestion actually the least useful one in the thread.
     
  14. tenplanescrashing

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    ding ding ding!

    Leave the WB in Auto for shots like this and adjust as needed. You guys make all of photography sound like a $18k photo shoot with $25k in camera equipment. jesus...
     
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    wait...you mean it isn't??!!! damn....I've been spending all that money for nothing?!!!
     
  16. Dwight Schrute

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    Ugh... or you could set your camera's white balance to fluorescent, knowing that auto white balance never gets fluorescent light right, saving you lots of aggravation later.
     
  17. AmosBanks

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    I am a fairly quick study. Here are some shots with and without WB. It was snowing last night...

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  18. tenplanescrashing

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    whats so aggravating about changing the WB? It's a simple slider control in Lightroom...you're adjusting the photo anyways, what is one more adjustment?
     
  19. jared_IRL

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    I wouldn't bother ever changing my wb unless i'm shooting strobes. Then i'll custom set it.

    Otherwise, you're almost always shooting in a mixed lighting source, and it's much easier to just get what you want out of the lighting in post.
     
  20. Dwight Schrute

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    That only works if you're shooting raw. I always use a WhiBal card and adjust WB in post.

    I'm assuming the OP doesn't do that based on his question. The easiest way to get proper white balance when shooting JPEG is to set the WB in-camera, especially under fluorescent.
     
  21. jared_IRL

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    It's a 1 step process in photoshop as well.

    Not that hard.

    But seriously... When's the last time you've shot in a room with only ONE lightsource?

    You're talking about shooting in a basement (no exterior windows), with all florescent and no incandescent. I honestly am not sure i've ever seen that.

    I would honestly say that correctly the incandescent after shooting it with the Flour. wb setting is harder than correcting everything shot in auto...
     
  22. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Wow lots of answers here.

    I prefer to shoot AWB or CWB.

    If using flash always try to gel to match, if not you will get what you got in teh 2nd photo, two different distinct tints that will be very hard to correct in post

    The 1st one is easier to correct in post, open up whatever developer you use whether or it be photoshop, aperture, lightroom. If its a true photo editor it will have an eye dropped for white blance, you can use that and click on something that supposedly true white and adjust to taste.

    If you use photoshop you can add a photo filter (in your case i would add a "cooler" one) and adjust to taste.

    The damage has been done in your photos, so try to adjust, but in the future try to be cognoscente of what will happen if you dont gel the flash.
     
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  24. tenplanescrashing

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    No it doesn't...you can adjust it as a JPEG too, but yes, you do have one more slider. Either way with digital, it is quite easy to make that adjustment in PP so you don't need to fiddle with the WB when you shoot.
     

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