September 3, 2018
This entry was posted on September 3, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment and was tagged with brass bed, curtain, dresser, Farmhouse, figurine, kerosene lamp, photography, picture, window.
Again, your technique of balancing indoor/outdoor lighting is fantastic. I won’t mention that the composition is also incredible.
September 3, 2018 at 8:02 AM
My technique is pretty simple. Make the right tail of the camera’s histogram go clear to the right, watch the highlights to be sure they aren’t blown out, then muck around in Lightroom. Sometimes I also resort to the color contrast filter in Color Efex, but I didn’t on this one. I’m glad you like this photograph, Ken. It’s the last of the series. That is, it’s the last until my next visit to the farmhouse.
September 3, 2018 at 11:32 AM
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, Linda.
I confess I never look at the histogram in my camera. What I do look at is the preview in the back display panel (or in the case of the Oly, the viewfinder). I comfortable with some underexposure but I don’t like to see much overexposure. There seems to be a lot of latitude on both the Oly and the Nikon with underexposure that can be compensated for in Lightroom. However, burned out highlights are very difficult to adjust adequately. For me, I like to look at the previews if I have any questions about exposure or lighting. 97% of my shots are in Aperture Priority or Manual modes. The cameras are capable of so much more but I’m comfortable with the results I’m getting. I should mention I’m shooting RAW format, so there is quite a bit of latitude in exposure and using Lightroom sliders to adjust blacks, whites, highlights, and shadows.
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September 3, 2018 at 12:20 PM
Perhaps I should have added that I shoot in RAW and almost always in aperture mode, and that I’m using a Nikon (D600). When I said “watch the highlights,” I should have clarified that I mean go to the camera preview that blinks the highlights. So I’m checking three things: the composition, the histogram, and the blinking (or not blinking) highlights. P.S. I’m comfortable with the results you’re getting, too!
September 3, 2018 at 3:15 PM
I’ve been enjoying the indoor/outdoor balance too. Deftly handled… all of ’em.
September 6, 2018 at 7:28 AM
Thank you, John. I think my “deft handling” is largely a matter of luck and Lightroom—but I’ll take it. Just glad something is working. 🙂
September 6, 2018 at 10:41 AM
This image seems a little humorous to me, because of the little deer on the bureau and the painting, and the way the curtain almost points that out.
September 7, 2018 at 11:58 PM
I saw the two antlered animals when I took the photograph, but I only saw the humor when you pointed out the nudging curtain. Thanks, Lynn!
September 8, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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