Most of the post processing I do on YLF photos is pretty light, like the example I showed earlier in the week. But sometimes I have to do a lot more to get the right image. There was a good example in today's post, so I thought I'd show a quick before and after.
In this case the original was a photo I took to get a sense of the light in Takashimaya, so I never dreamed we'd be using it on the blog. But as it turned out, this was the only photo I had of Angie's outfit that day, so it had to do.
The main corrections were...
- Exposure: The camera chose an exposure for the brightly lit display case and not for Angie. I actually over-exposed a little to make the outfit details more visible.
- White balance: The original has a yellow cast due to the unnatural light.
- Removing noise: Angie is in the dark, noisy part of the image.
The end result looks pretty reasonable, considering.
(If you are reading this post on the forum, try viewing it on my lookfab blog to see a better side by side comparison).