For the day 2 under Blogging 101, I will be talking about how to improve your photo colour and lighting after clicking your pictures.
All my pictures are shot indoors, most times during night time. Offlate when I am planning weekend cooking, I do take my pictures in the day time, still indoors only. I have a bay window that is now cleared up and acts as my studio. The Bay window has light coming from all three sides, it has a white blinds with a big plywood that acts as a bouncer for the entire setup.
I have used my Pakistani Garam masala for showcasing today’s Blogging 101. These pictures were clicked around 1 pm.
I always shoot in Manual Mode, with the fixed ISO and focal ratio.
The picture is shot at ISO 800, f/5.0, 1/100. I normally never change this settings. The only thing I change is the shutter speed, depending on the light inflow.
The above picture is an unmodified picture, downloaded and shared without any changes.
Observe how bright the picture looks. I had quite a bright day that day. However I didn’t notice that the picture got dimmed when I took a closeup shoot of the small bowl.
Refer the picture below. Remember both are clicked within seconds and both unmodified.
I do not have the luxury of transferring and checking on the pictures right away. When I downloaded these pictures after a day, I noticed that this closeup picture was dull.
So I use Picasa to do Fill Light and Hightlight.
While other advanced tools gives us more options, I have felt I am much more comfortable using Picasa.
Do share if you have any other useful tool for this.