Chicken Casserole - And what went wrong ?

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The skin can't be crispy because it was a casserole and the taste was great.

But what went wrong with the photo?

Apart from everything :-(

Obviously needed to see more of the veg that the chicken is sitting on but the chicken looks so weird.

What went wrong, photographically, so I will know better next time?
chicken casserole -orig.jpg
chicken casserole.jpg


I don't mind showing mistakes because that's how we learn.

Not sure if I made the photo better or worse but there is an expression, "You can't polish a turd".

I couldn't upload files using Google Chrome.
chicken casserole -orig.jpg
chicken casserole.jpg


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Adding the exif data would help.

Basically the image is overexposed and the light from the left side is a bit harsh, hence all the specular highlights.

You could "balance" that by using a bounce card on the right.

Did you shoot in raw ? If so you can simply dial down the exposure when processing the image.

Lighting details would also be helpful. Shoot a step back image of the set up.

This is a quick edit...

chicken%20casserole%20-orig_zpss23sczhl.jpg


Cheers, Don
 
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Adding the exif data would help.

Basically the image is overexposed and the light from the left side is a bit harsh, hence all the specular highlights.

You could "balance" that by using a bounce card on the right.

Did you shoot in raw ? If so you can simply dial down the exposure when processing the image.

Lighting details would also be helpful. Shoot a step back image of the set up.

This is a quick edit...

chicken%20casserole%20-orig_zpss23sczhl.jpg


Cheers, Don
 
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Adding the exif data would help.

Basically the image is overexposed and the light from the left side is a bit harsh, hence all the specular highlights.

You could "balance" that by using a bounce card on the right.

Did you shoot in raw ? If so you can simply dial down the exposure when processing the image.

Lighting details would also be helpful. Shoot a step back image of the set up.

This is a quick edit...

chicken%20casserole%20-orig_zpss23sczhl.jpg


Cheers, Don
Adding the exif data would help.

Basically the image is overexposed and the light from the left side is a bit harsh, hence all the specular highlights.

You could "balance" that by using a bounce card on the right.

Did you shoot in raw ? If so you can simply dial down the exposure when processing the image.

Lighting details would also be helpful. Shoot a step back image of the set up.

This is a quick edit...

chicken%20casserole%20-orig_zpss23sczhl.jpg


Cheers, Don
light-set-up.JPG


Thanks for the reply.

There are two nef files at ... they won't display because of the format but they will download.

http://survivor-story.com/temp-photos/dsc_0087.nef

http://survivor-story.com/temp-photos/dsc_0089.nef

The approximate setup ...
light-set-up.JPG




Thanks for the reply.

There are two nef files at ... they won't display because of the format but they will download.

http://survivor-story.com/temp-photos/dsc_0087.nef

http://survivor-story.com/temp-photos/dsc_0089.nef
Thanks for the reply.

There are two nef files at ... they won't display because of the format but they will download.

http://survivor-story.com/temp-photos/dsc_0087.nef

http://survivor-story.com/temp-photos/dsc_0089.nef
 

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Okay, so change your light temp to 5500k when you process :)

Quick edit of your raw file in Elements...

Casserole%20snip_zpsftfwaklu.jpg


BTW > try one light high @ 11 o'clock, reflector low @ 5 o'clock.

And are you viewing on a calibrated monitor ?

Cheers, Don
 
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Okay, so change your light temp to 5500k when you process :)

Quick edit of your raw file in Elements...

Casserole%20snip_zpsftfwaklu.jpg


BTW > try one light high @ 11 o'clock, reflector low @ 5 o'clock.

And are you viewing on a calibrated monitor ?

Cheers, Don

I have a medium size reflector (42") white on one side and silver on the other. I didn't use it because it seems to have very little effect.

I have a Dell monitor and Spyder calibration. Does it look too orange and yellow to you?

I often wonder about each person's perception of color. I read a long time ago that men are weaker in the green spectrum than women.

I don't have Elements. I have PS and LR and will check out how to change the light temp.

I very much appreciate you're help. Only been at this a few months and it's a steep learning curve.
 

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On my monitor the oranges and yellows are muted, that's why I increased the saturation a bit...

Try placing your light from the back, then shoot with and without the reflector. Place it as close as you can get it without it being in the frame. It does make a difference !

Can you shoot tethered ? Makes it a lot easier to evaluate your shots...

Not sure if your camera is supported but > digiCamControl

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Okay, so change your light temp to 5500k when you process :)

Quick edit of your raw file in Elements...

Casserole%20snip_zpsftfwaklu.jpg


BTW > try one light high @ 11 o'clock, reflector low @ 5 o'clock.

And are you viewing on a calibrated monitor ?

Cheers, Don

I have a medium size reflector (42") white on one side and silver on the other. I didn't use it because it seems to have very little effect.

I have a Dell monitor and Spyder calibration. Does it look too orange and yellow to you?

I often wonder about each person's perception of color. I read a long time ago that men are weaker in the green spectrum than women.

I don't have Elements. I have PS and LR and will check out how to change the light temp.

I very much appreciate you're help. Only been at this a few months and it's a steep learning curve.

OK, it's on WB.

I used gray card and it set the 4768 +10

I changed to 5500 and it definitely looks better.
On my monitor the oranges and yellows are muted, that's why I increased the saturation a bit...

Try placing your light from the back, then shoot with and without the reflector. Place it as close as you can get it without it being in the frame. It does make a difference !

Can you shoot tethered ? Makes it a lot easier to evaluate your shots...

Not sure if your camera is supported but > digiCamControl

Cheers, Don


I will check out digicamcontroll

Well the changes made a huge difference and I learned a lot, thanks.
chicken casserole -5500.jpg


Michael
 
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Okay, so change your light temp to 5500k when you process :)

Quick edit of your raw file in Elements...

Casserole%20snip_zpsftfwaklu.jpg


BTW > try one light high @ 11 o'clock, reflector low @ 5 o'clock.

And are you viewing on a calibrated monitor ?

Cheers, Don

I have a medium size reflector (42") white on one side and silver on the other. I didn't use it because it seems to have very little effect.

I have a Dell monitor and Spyder calibration. Does it look too orange and yellow to you?

I often wonder about each person's perception of color. I read a long time ago that men are weaker in the green spectrum than women.

I don't have Elements. I have PS and LR and will check out how to change the light temp.

I very much appreciate you're help. Only been at this a few months and it's a steep learning curve.

OK, it's on WB.

I used gray card and it set the 4768 +10

I changed to 5500 and it definitely looks better.
On my monitor the oranges and yellows are muted, that's why I increased the saturation a bit...

Try placing your light from the back, then shoot with and without the reflector. Place it as close as you can get it without it being in the frame. It does make a difference !

Can you shoot tethered ? Makes it a lot easier to evaluate your shots...

Not sure if your camera is supported but > digiCamControl

Cheers, Don


I will check out digicamcontroll

Well the changes made a huge difference and I learned a lot, thanks.View attachment 112061

Michael

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Am now learning about Histograms which would have helped me with the original burned out image.

 

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