Hey, I'm doing a workshop on rock photography, was out shooting a small performance of some band yesterday. Took some ok photos, only problem is I'm not quite sure how to post-process them. Settings on most of my photos were ISO 1000, f/2.8 and shutter 1/100 (due to the poor lighting conditions on concerts). Anyway, because of the high ISO I tend to get a lot of noise. The first photo is my best attempt at post-processing, but I feel there's a lot more into the picture than this. My post-processing so far: 1. mess around in raw to create a lighter image 2. place over original dark image, create mask and erase the parts that were too light 3. some selective burning/dodging (this last one seems to bring out a big deal of noise) 4. unsharp mask (via lab modus) 5. selective noise reduction (pants, face) Everything is done in Photoshop CS2. I have the Noise Ninja plugin, just don't know how to get good results from it yet so I didn't use it. So question is: can anyone do better and if yes, how'd you do it? 1. My post-processed image: 2. Original jpg-image: 3. Original RAW (NEF) file can be downloaded here (10 Mb). Seems to download as a .tiff file, don't ask me why. I uploaded the .NEF file. Thanks alot!