Post processing help requested

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  1. BlueEyes01

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    Hello! When shooting at a birthday party the other day, I had a few shots with some jacked up results (due to my camera settins)as you will see:
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    I've gone in and tried to mess with the curves but that really didnt help, can I do anything to make this a good image? I have Photoshop 7 and I'm reading a tutorial book & learning but still have a long way to go. If there is a remedy, an explanation would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
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    Convert it to black and white.
     
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    Looks like your white balance is way off. Maybe other issues as well. If it was shot in raw format, you can change the white balance easily.
     
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    Here is my attempt to help salvage the photo. I hope this helps at least until someone can do better. I tried...


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    Tried saving as RAW hoping I could then just slide the color temperature when I reopened. Maybe I should have cheated the bit depth first or something (use NIF?) because it opened all wonky. BTW I borrowed a bit from Paul's work on the beard. A tough edit.. -Shea

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    I'll try my best when I get home.
     
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    It's in Tungsten. You shot in RAW? Just change the WB.
     
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    Thanks! I can't wait to get home to see all of the attempts, at work I can only see one because some images are blocked (flickr, etc.).

    I dont shoot in raw yet. I'm trying to master the basics first, learning to shoot in manual first. The instructor (at a local camera shop where I bought my Pentax K200D) recently, gave classes on how to use the camera, insisted that there is no good reason to shoot in raw. I just figured out why he is wrong.

    Luckily though I only have a few shots that came out like this but it sure is a kick yourself in the arse, aggrevating mistake to make even if these are just snapshotty shots, this was the little guy's very first motorcycle ride & not something I wanted to have screwed up!

    All of your help is greatly appreciated though!!!
     
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    Hm, no good reason to shoot in RAW. The shop must not be screening their instructors very well.
     
  10. Paul M

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    The instructor said there's no good reason to shoot in raw? I'd give these pictures to him and have HIM fix them.
     
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    HOLY CRAP. That's blue!
    I ran that through gimp AND lightzone to no avail!!!
    I've NEVER had a WB issue that I couldn't fix in gimp through auto WB OR color balance.
    But that picture is, like, stuck on blue. It doesn't want to get rid of the blue.

    But here's a nice black and white conversion I did for ya.
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    I like the motorcycle,so cool~
     

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