Old 10-05-2007, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default night shooting and that dreaded orange light

I have been doing more and more experimenting here lately with night photography around the yard I work out of. I am stuck in the night rutt and have plenty of time to work with. The yard is covered with those orange colored lights. Is there anything you can do with these in order to possibly get a decent shot? Should I go black and white? Do you know of any shots that might show me some ideas? Thanks guys!

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Old 10-05-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hi Joe,
I think black and white works well in night shots, but sometimes those lights work to your advantage, this shot would not have worked so well with out them.

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Old 10-05-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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The right post processing should get rid of the orange tint if you're shoooting digital.

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Try a cooling filter when post processing. You can also try shooting using the tungsten white balance setting on the camera but I prefer adjusting it in post processing because you can control the amount of correction, unlike the camera's white balance which selects it for you.

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A tungsten filter works very well. Here's an example of mine ...

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Easiest way is to adjust the "Temperature" setting on your editor, you can crank it all the way down and it'll pretty much eliminate that orange glow that everything has.

Caution however, as if you use this technique you have to be mindful of how it affects the other colors on the photo.

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