For Advanced Techniques this week, we were assigned color correction. Our eyes may see all lights as beautiful, perfect white light, but our cameras do not. Tungsten is a crazy orange and fluorescents are green or pink or something else awful.
I’m much more pleased with my content this time around for this assignment. I had some trouble with the single flash assignment because I felt the room had to kind of cater to what I was shooting. However, I was glad I found Sam Brown’s Cosmetology School, as the people there were a lot cooler with me shooting there and the pictures are more interesting.
In this assignment, I had trouble matching the color. I initially shot in a different salon, KeLani, where the lighting was fluorescent. However, I felt the light was more yellow than pink and shot accordingly. My pictures came out the wrong color, so I decided to reshoot my fluorescent assignment.
I don’t think I’m an expert on color now, by any means. I am still struggling with remembering the temperatures or what color certain lights are. The select I’ve chosen is not my favorite image. I prefer 0007 and 00045, but one is underexposed and the other is a bit too yellow. In Sam Brown’s, I tried shooting with both a green gel and a pink/orange gel. I think the green was more successful, as when I chimped with the pink/orange gel, the pictures were off. 0007, while I think it is much more interesting, was shot in jpeg and not RAW. I wish I had shot it in RAW so I could fix that little bit of color.
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