File's Lighting Could be Improved

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jldeines
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:24PM

Recently I purchased a NikonD5100 and I have experienced a major spike in my file rejections because of lighting. All are outdoor pictures and ofcourse, to me, they appear good. Does anyone have any tips for checking the lighting? Making sure colors aren't flat or dull? Lens flare and overexposed areas aren't the problem. I use the histogram to get my bearings and I am not sure what more I can do to make the image vibrant. Would appreciate any help before I am banned.


Thanks
RyersonClark
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:45PM
Post samples in the critque forum.  Can't comment if we can't see.  Cpould be as simple as a contrast issue.
Difydave
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:17PM
Yes post on the critique forum. Make sure you read the "read this first" at the top of the forum for instructions on how to post. 
jldeines
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:21PM
Oh wow! Not sure I am ready to be judged by the community. Okay, I will read the rules and work on getting a photo posted.
erniedecker
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:21PM

What processing software do you use? If Photoshop or Elements, start with levels, that usually helps give the "pop" to an image. If Lightroom, adjust the blacks and whites (move sliders so histogram goes outward on each end) and exposure and contrast. Those are the biggies.


As said, a picture here is best, but maybe that will start you in the right direction.
esp_imaging
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:34AM
Posted By jldeines:

I use the histogram to get my bearings and I am not sure what more I can do to make the image vibrant. Would appreciate any help before I am banned. smile

You need to judge based on the image's appearance in a good monitor.
A histogram doesn't tell you if it looks as good as it could!
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