Continuing from Part 1.
With shaky legs and really only one thing really working reliably, my new lens 18-50 2.8 Macro. I went to the studio again.
Now, this second time I got help from another photographer. Again. Felt like bambi on thin ice and I was happy not to be alone in case I fell. There was actually more things than just JPEG’s that worried me. Battery was one and I brought eight fully charged batteries and the grip, to be on the safe side. Also, this time I was supposed to actually work with customers and bring in some great shots that would sell. But, with the other photographer as main, or backup. Not sure what the deal was, it overall felt safe.
Here comes the very first shots, with custom WB and one using fluorescent wb. Using the custom white balance just didn’t work. Probably because of colored light in background or something, not sure. But it all looked yellow except perhaps the last, which had a magenta tint instead.
After just a few shots I felt like – what am I doing here?!!! Desperately I started to test my options. Settings for saturation, contrast, sharpness and of course WB settings.
At least Carl got some really Swedish eyes!! :D At this point I already had given up and I continued just for fun. Carl was a fun guy and we had a great time together. And we talked about what other cameras I could use – a cheap Canon D450 would probably be inexpensive and do the trick.
But shame to those who give up! I by mistake (probably) switch over to fluorescent wb.
I suddenly realized, especially with those last three pictures that although they had a slight magenta tone on his lips they overall looked really good. From this moment it was all about setting up contrast and saturation correctly and I felt for the first time that there was hope!
Get ready for part three. Would this work in reality? With REAL people?