Balance between light and dark

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  1. tempra

    tempra TPF Noob!

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    I have a new TFT monitor and to be quite frank, I don't trust it.

    Just wondering if the light/dark balance is ok and the vast majority of monitors out there - I deliberately took a contrasty picture to test it, plus I like the picture.

    Please let me know how I could improve it, and also whether it looks ok.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  2. Alex_B

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    my screen I am sitting in front of right now is a laptop screen, so i might not be able to give a definite answer.

    But I am able to see all the detains in her face ... it is pretty dark though.

    The problem is that you have sort of inverse light here ... dark in the centre of the face and very bright on the left and right hand side. but it is interesting in a way
     
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    I agree with Alex....details on my screen are quite sharp. The contrast is not that excessive and the lighting seems balanced on both sides of her face.

    I have a flat HP 1703 screen.
     
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    Would you mind if I edit a bit?????

    I'm experimenting and learning with PS.

    Paul
     
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    Go ahead!
     
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    Sorry, back from mowing the lawn - it is Saturday afternoon after all!

    Alex, how dark are the features? One of the problems with this screen is that it's very bright with a high contrast ratio so I'm starting to think that I can see things that others can't - need to go buy some photo paper for my printer to see how it prints out - I think i'm getting closer though, when I first got it I needed sunglasses to look at it!

    Paul, thanks for the info, look forward to seeing what you can do with it.
     
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    We were out shopping as well.....

    Your thoughts....????




    [​IMG]
     
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    I tweak with shadows/highlight then levels.

    Is there a menu for your controls on your monitor?
     
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    That's subtle but a good improvement!
     
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    Good effort - still not quite right though.

    Had another play with the RAW file and upped the exposure half a stop - this time in colour - is this better?

    [​IMG]
     
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    PNA, I'm not so keen on the edit - too much use of shadow/highlight for my taste. You can get some more control duplicating the layer and changing the blend mode to screen - lower the opacity to about 20%. Mask the area around the face and sharpen slightly.

    [​IMG]
     
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    A lot nicer like this although some USM might help a little.
     

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