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| p.1 #1 · concert - Struggling with flat lighting, boring background at university |
The boring shot below is from a Lindsey Concert at a local university. Luckily this wasn't a contracted job, because the stage was tiny, completely empty, and the background was what you see here - flat, boring, and lit perfectly evenly. A lot of the concert was lit like this, with her getting the same flat lighting, so I am having a lot of trouble making these interesting. For a few songs, she played under those strong RGB DJ style lights that created a very difficult white balance issue on her face. The throwaways uploaded are examples of this.
I am struggling with processing style too - I have spent hours trying to find a style that works, and it ends up only working for one photo and I have to abandon it for the next. so three questions here:
1- how on earth would you save an image like this?
2- How would you go about processing the white balance here? Is there a way to remove the color cast on her face without destroying the skin tones?
3- For you personally, how did you arrive at your processing style, and do you apply it to all your images with only small alterations?
thanks for any help!
Boring image #1
White balance issue #1
Another white balance issue
White Balance issue #2