Constructive Feedback Friday
I'm sorry I've been missing in action on Keep It Together this week! Nothing's been terribly wrong or incredibly busy since Monday (thank goodness!) that has kept me from blogging. I have, however, been spending almost all of my free time reading "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philipa Gregory. I never thought I was a reader that enjoyed historical fiction, but I seriously can't put it down! And I loved Nefertitti and the Heretic Queen, too! And also Lisa See's "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". I guess maybe I do like historical fiction novels :)
Anyway, I've been too busy reading to complete the last two assignments on "I Heart Faces" by the deadline. I have enjoyed looking at everyone else's entries though! Hopefully my camera will be back around my neck this weekend where it belongs and my nose will be out of a book!
Today I'll be posting a photo on "I Heart Faces" to ask for some constructive criticism on editing my photos when I didn't properly expose them in my camera. This photo definitely needs help!
50 mm lens
It was late at night in doors, so the only light I had going for me was the energy efficient bulbs from the chandelier over the table. I had taken other pictures in this series that were properly exposed according to my light meter, but as Jaina's head came up to look at me, I moved my camera slightly and didn't look again at the light meter reading before I depressed the shutter.
Now, I know how to brighten the photo by using fill light in my Picasa program. That's easy. And I can also brighten it in my GIMP program.
But... UGH! The coloring! I had my white balance set to "auto" and it never does well with my energy efficient light bulbs in my house! How do I fix this problem with editing? And more importantly, how do I fix this problem within my camera to prevent it from happening?
This is what "auto fix" coloring does from Picasa:
Any and all feedback is welcome!