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12-21-2009, 07:21 AM
So this is my sister and her husband. They were a bit late on asking me to do thier holiday portrait, but here is one of the shots over the weekend. The main thing I want to know from all of you is if it looks dark on your screen (the black pants and shirt) I know the ambient is darker so dont worry about that. I am mainly seeing if you can see any detail on the subjects where the black is. The reason I ask is because on my macbook the exposure looks fine. But when I get to a different computer It looks a bit darker on the subjects. Just wondering if I need to tweek it a bit on my mac. I did do some post processing. Any other comments/ critiques are also welcomed!
12-21-2009, 08:42 AM
May I call you Chase on the forum?
I can see some detail in the black areas, but not much. I have to look closely to see it. It is there, though. I don't have a calibrated monitor, so keep that in mind when reading this. :)
12-21-2009, 09:11 AM
Call me Chase! Anyone can. Dont know why I have not said that yet. :lol: I dont think the monitors are calabrated at all at my work. there is no detail on the pants or shirt. Just black. I will have to take a look again when I get on my computer to really see what I can see on a mac.
Anyone else with pure black on thier monitors or any detail?
12-21-2009, 11:33 AM
I don't have any contrast on the "stockings" on your sister. I do see the wrinkles in his pants and on her shirt I see some sort of velvety texture, and can see a difference between the top of her shirt and right above the skirt.
That doesn't seem too bad considering my monitor isn't calibrated either! Well.. it's not calibrated with one of those "eyes" or whatever they are. I created a custom color profile with my graphics card with some test images and video from Microsoft. If you have any control over your brightness and contrast settings, I recommend opening up Windows Media Center and doing the setup for calibrating a home theater. They tell you what to look for and everything, pretty cool stuff.
12-21-2009, 06:05 PM
The picture above is the edited version. I just upped the exposure of the two subjects.
12-21-2009, 08:00 PM
Looks better now cropped as you editted it as well as the exposure. Good Job!
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