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Histogram Magic - Day 26

It is no secret that I'm a huge fan of LR3. I estimate that 85% of all my photo editing is done in LR3, whereas Photoshop CS5 is used in situations where I have to work with layers or specific portrait enhancement.

When we sometimes (or often) has to capture a scene in a haste then it is not always possible to optimize the shooting settings. But as long as we shoot in RAW then we retain the possibility to optimize on-site shooting conditions at our desk back home.

Here is a good example. This photo was captured on the way home from a meeting today and while driving my car I noticed this sky with those nice cloud formations and colors. So I pulled the car of the road, rolled down the window and stabilized my camera on the door frame. I didn't have time to think much about the correct shooting settings, but just dialed in a suitable shutter speed and aperture value in Manual mode. 



As you can see the white balance is wrong and the exposure is not correct. The corresponding histogram looks like this:


Clearly the exposure is distorted to the dark side and lacking more dynamic area in the middle tones.

After some tweeking in LR3 I came up with this photo. It is evident that the white balance has been corrected (using the White Balance Selector tool). The histogram also displays a much more balanced distribution between dark and light areas.



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Portrait of executive for LinkedIN and CV

Finn has some strong facial features that fits well to a high contrast b&w photo. I asked Finn to pose facing both with the left and right side tilting his face slightly to give him som options depending on where the photo need to be uploaded.



The we tried a more direct pose showing his strong hands and with less contrast.


If you live near Copenhagen give me a ping if you want a new set of portrait photos for your CV or LinkedIN.