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Drummer Girl

By ibayntun  
This was taken a couple of years ago or so. No flash used, and the stage lighting was not the best I have come across. Can't remember the name of the band.......

Tags: Music Gig Drummer Live band Portraits and people

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SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
19 May 2012 5:42PM
Not an easy kind of photography. Difficult lighting and her face is not the most well lit element of the scene, so I would crop almost to the top of the left hand edge of the drum - this stops the drum dominating, I think, so we look at her face.

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paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 5:46PM
Not a bad effort considering, but the lighting was against you. You needed light on her face and without it actually being there, you had no chance. Flash would have ruined the effect.

puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
20 May 2012 12:21AM
Hi Ian, yes plenty to do to get this image looking like it should have turned out. First of all, you have plenty of noise in this shot, which you would expect at ISO 1600 with the camera you used. I put the shot into Photoshop camera raw, reduced some of the vibrance and saturation, as it had a red colour cast, especially over her face. I tried to reduce some of the noise in the dark areas by using luminance. I moved it into PS and copied the background layer. I then moved the microphone that was sticking out of her head with the patch tool, then went into the layers panel and added a new layer. I used the eye dropper tool to get the best area of skin that was not effected by the colour cast, set the blend mode to colour and painted over her face. In the layers panel > blend mode > screen > opacity 82%. Layers panel > new layer > eye dropper tool on part of her hair > painted the colour cast out. Finally I made a small crop. Phew! Hope you like the mod.

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