One saved moment..

I took photos of candidates of confirmation the last week and I’m dealing with those shots right now. I saw this more or less black shot a moment ago – always keen on seeing if something cool could be saved I opened it up using SPP and found these priceless expressions. :D +2 exposure, +0.7 lightness and finally a big push of X3 Fill light +0,7. I used SPP 3.3 as monochrome looks better that way.

Behind the saved / BeforeBehind the saved / After

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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6 Responses to One saved moment..

  1. Jens says:

    Nice shot. And no Noise. Whenever I do this the picture becomes noisy. Mostly I like it. But sometimes I wish it would stay clear. Is there something to keep in mind?

  2. Hi Jens,

    Not sure, I didn’t use any noise reduction. Perhaps if you start off with a high ISO shot it might get grainy but in that case sharpen less and add contrast and darken shadows.

    here’s a full sized version of the above shot.

  3. Carlos says:

    That’s an amazing result. What original ISO did you use?

    I might start to push my underexposed raw images, instead of using a native high ISO…

  4. Jens says:

    Hi Carl, thank you for reply and the full sized version. The full sized version shows a familar amount of grain (ISO200?). I was flashed by the clearliness of the down sized version. In which – of course – all the grain is gone. I will try your grain reduction hints. Bye.

  5. Taking photos this weekend made me remember this post and how much I love my camera… The pose was candid and not planned… we were testing the softbox because it wasn’t going off. I snapped this and was depressed that it wasn’t clear… But RAW saved it from obscurity.

    [img] love Raw with words.jpg[/img]

    • Hi Chris! It’s always nice to be able to save moments thought lost! If you push a little too much you will see some banding, looks a little like a copying machine thing but still cool to be able! Thanks for sharing!

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