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    Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

    Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed
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    Thanks for all of the feedback and advice! Helps a TON with confirmation of what I'm seeing and what I'm not.

    Pulled back up here at the office, and I see how the 2nd shot is still a bit over exposed. The good part is that I can lower it down more in LR and keep it looking natural.
    @Blacktop - totally agree on the crappy background color. Funny how the client can end up directing the location of the shots to the worst possible spot for what we envision ahead of time. I'm hoping I can do a little PS background swapping, but being a complete PS rookie isn't helping my effort. I can get the background layer selected; and even replaced, but the edge blending is killing me.

    I'll have a few 4x6s printed today just to see how that works out. I doubt any of the shots ever get printed by the client. These are only going on their website; with the exception of the Doc's image, that may go on their brochures.

    I'm still not sure why my initial edits that look great in LR on my MacBook then appear darker when opened on other devices. The colors seem to be doing ok, but the exposure is off for sure.



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    Screen brightness will be different across all monitors if not calibrated the same, also indoor lighting would be different. Best bet is if you want to see their natural colour is to print them out as Marcel has said. But overall I think they look great. Remember if you are good in Photoshop you can adjust the background colours and even add a texture if needed, but if this is what they wanted then so be it.


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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed
                            I'm posting this picture to compare how it looks across platforms. Your pictures look good on my Samsung tablet, but on my PC monitor they appear to have a greenish color cast. I tried to remove it in the pic below, so I'm posting both for comparison. I agree with all the other comments on exposure and light balance.

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                            My PC monitor is just a Samsung HD TV I took from the guest bedroom nobody ever uses.
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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed
                            Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
                            I'm posting this picture to compare how it looks across platforms. Your pictures look good on my Samsung tablet, but on my PC monitor they appear to have a greenish color cast. I tried to remove it in the pic below, so I'm posting both for comparison. I agree with all the other comments on exposure and light balance.

                            My PC monitor is just a Samsung HD TV I took from the guest bedroom nobody ever uses.
                            Good call on the greenish tint. I hadn't really noticed it was more than just the background that had that feel.

                            How's this one?

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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Quote Originally Posted by cwgrizz View Post
                            Could the difference be that you are processing them using Adobe RGB instead of sRGB? Some devices don't do well with Adobe RGB as I understand it.
                            Just double checked and I had my exports set to Adobe RGB. Just switched it back to sRGB and will be watching to see if that helps any. Thanks, Walt!
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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Looks great on all of my devices! As others said, however, if this is a print job, then the only way to know is make a print.

                            Over time, I've realized how much our brains adjust the colors we are seeing to match our perception of how it is supposed to look. That means we don't see the color cast across a supposedly white object because our brain still tells us it's white.

                            I bought a Color Checker board and Passport for that reason. You shoot the color board at the beginning of your shoot, then edit in post to make the color board look right. Then apply that edit to the other shots from the same shoot.
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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Great job controlling reflections off the glasses!

                            Looks like you did well!
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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Because this is for an Orthodontics office, you should feel free to brighten up the smiles.
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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Everyone's monitor will look a little different, even if you calibrate them (I recalibrated mine before posting this) but on mine the images look about 1/2 stop overexposed and the color just a bit on the magenta side.

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                            Re: Staff Headshots - Exposure and Post Processing Feedback Needed

                            Quote Originally Posted by RocketCowboy View Post
                            Great job controlling reflections off the glasses!

                            Looks like you did well!
                            Thank you, Charlie! There were a few light glare spots, but they weren't too hard to remove in post. Presenting them this morning while on site to shoot the office indoor/outdoor pics. Hopefully they approve.

                            Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
                            Because this is for an Orthodontics office, you should feel free to brighten up the smiles.
                            I did just a hair, but didn't want to fake it too much. A couple needed a little more help than they should. LOL.

                            Quote Originally Posted by STM View Post
                            Everyone's monitor will look a little different, even if you calibrate them (I recalibrated mine before posting this) but on mine the images look about 1/2 stop overexposed and the color just a bit on the magenta side.
                            Thank you! I did some final tweaking and think I found the sweet spot.


                            Thank you ALL for your help and input. Makes all the difference in the world to have so many helpful people here!!
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