Color Tempurature question!
Has anyone ever taken photos inside a cathedral/ (very large) Church? On average what would be the "ideal" color tempurature setting?
thanks for the help
I have taken plenty of shots in cathedrals and churches as there are so many old stones around here in Bretagne/France. Usually the automatique WB does the job on my drebel. The best way would be shooting raw and set the temparature in the devlopment
Thanks for the imput!
I have another question: (Photoshop Based Question)
How do I cut out an overcast sky and paste in a more dramatic sunset?
Here are the two pictures (The statue taken with my NEW Canon 10D and the sunset is with my Canon Powershot A40):
Thats my gallery....nothing really special, just the basics. (No photos have been altered)
Tell me what you think about some of them
I'd like to hear from some people. I am trying to get my name out there, especially the local art shops, hopefully they can co-sign some photos.
I usually use filters when I'm indoor and working with color balance, etc.
Ok, as for your question, I've read a tutorial or something on it. Let me look around for a moment...
Ok, can't find one that is short and fairly simple.
You need to cut the sky out of the cityscape photo and past the buildings and such on the sunset photo. Play with it from there. You'll probably need to darken the buildings so it will be more silohuette-like. I hope that helps you out a little. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. Just play, that is the fun of Photoshop!
You can do it in PS of course and there are several ways but the best is, once again, shoot in raw. devlop one file to expose the shapes correctly and another underexposed to get the good exposure on the sky then work them together in PS
...this is all too confusing for me!
I try to explain it to you HERE is a screenshot.
You can see three images. One overexposed, another underexposed and one PS file were both images are "worked" together.
The photo was shooted in raw (your 10D does it) and I devloped one overexposed (for the beach) and one underexposed (for the sky).
The long way is to put one image over the other, add a mask and "paint" things through. The way I did it here is different.
I open both files and drag the bright one over into the dark file. When you drag it over hold the ctrl and shift key to be perfectly centered.
Targent the dark layer and hold ctrl when you click on the layer to select it.
Go back to the layer pallet, highlight the bright layer, click on the "add a mask" icon.
Hold the alt key as you left click on the mask (the image will turn white).
Go to edit-paste and click on the layer.
There you are. You can now paint on the mask to bring out things to your wishes.
Hope that helped
I just realized that the two photographs are not in "RAW" format.
But thanks for the help
Well you can do it the right way and buy some Grad filter, 2 stop, 3 stop, and 6 stop, and you dont need anything else. Of course this is personal opinion.
But if you use grad filters, you will get your exposure perfect everytime, you wont have to worry about overexposed skies, or underexposed ground.
Here is an example, we were shooting at sunset, there was a huge difference in the shut-ins/sky, my friend used his 6 stop grad, to expose perfectly the ground and sky. No photoshop involved.
they are expensive, but they work, and everytime.
[Edited on 8/30/2004 by cybrghst]