30 Sep Every Night
Posted at 07:00h in Uncategorized 15 Comments
Shooting everyday moments also means shooting every night moments too. Ours usually revolves around bedtime snacks. Since last night was watermelon, I took the time to snap a few shots.
Shooting indoors can be tricky. Shooting indoors at night can be near impossible. But, since I’m a tenacious gal, I have come up with a few tried and true techniques I use to get the job done. A few of which I am sharing today at Shutter Sisters.
This first shot came straight out of the camera.
This second version is my idea of a small tweak that makes for a much better shot all around.
All I had to do was dial out a little yellow/add a little blue, dial out a smidge of red/add a little green and boost the contrast a tad. A 10 second fix that improves the shot and makes it a keeper. Don’t ya think?
jeanaPosted at 08:37h, 30 September
thank you for the indoors shooting tip 🙂
Bet RankPosted at 10:30h, 30 September
Excellent tip! I’ve muddled around with my indoor night shots and get the same results as your “out of the camera” version. Thanks for the tip Tracey, I’ll be using this one for sure.
JamiePosted at 12:03h, 30 September
I just read your article on shutter sisters…great tips! I am learning so much from you lovely ladies 🙂
AmyPosted at 13:41h, 30 September
O most definitely makes a HUGE difference!!!
GolightlyPosted at 16:22h, 30 September
l have to pop over there after soccer and read it. I tend to do a lot of evening shots and do a bit of color tweaking in Lightroom because I just can’t stand flash. I admit though, sometimes I like the warm orange glow the picture emits.
pakostaPosted at 19:22h, 30 September
amazing what you did!
AngiePosted at 19:32h, 30 September
I appreciate your Shutter Sisters post. And your after definitely draws a lot more attention to your daughter’s face. Thank you for sharing!
KatePosted at 21:58h, 30 September
Oh love it!! What a shot….
HeatherPosted at 01:09h, 01 October
May I ask what program you use? I’m finding iPhoto doesn’t do quite enough for me. Or I just don’t know all it’s tricks.
CaraPosted at 02:28h, 01 October
Definitely! I usually hate to take pictures indoors at night, they never look good. Now I am going to revisit some to see what I can do. Thanks for the post.
AmyPosted at 03:45h, 01 October
That is a cool trick!
tracey clarkPosted at 17:39h, 01 October
Thanks everyone! Heather, I use Adobe Lightroom which I love mixed with Photoshop Elements.
But, I used to use Picassa and loved it-have you tried that?
KatePosted at 22:15h, 01 October
Isn’t it amazing that you know the color looks off but when you do the before and after it is a major difference.
Thanks for the indoor lighting tips.
an area I struggle in. My house has bad lighting everywhere, watching it today no good light at any time of day.
Busymomma66Posted at 00:32h, 02 October
I just LLOOVVEE Photoshop! Every little trick I store away and play everychance I get.
oPosted at 08:13h, 02 October
I do this too…little tweaks. I like to call it ‘sweetening’ 😉 Beautiful photo, btw!