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Photographer

kane

Posts: 1587

Biarritz, Aquitaine, France

Hi All,

Recently started doing photos for a new club.  The thing here is that the owner wants me to only use his equipment (a 60d) and won't even let me use my an external flash or anything.  (Odd, I know).  Also, all the editing has to be done on his computer which has LR but not PS.

Anyways, with the direct flash I'm obviously getting a lot of hot spots on sweaty faces. The spot removal tool takes a bit to long for the size/shape of the shine and editing is taking me longer than I'd like. 

Any suggestions?

Jul 06 13 07:26 am Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3374

Boston, Massachusetts, US

kane wrote:
Hi All,

Recently started doing photos for a new club.  The thing here is that the owner wants me to only use his equipment (a 60d) and won't even let me use my an external flash or anything.  (Odd, I know).  Also, all the editing has to be done on his computer which has LR but not PS.

Anyways, with the direct flash I'm obviously getting a lot of hot spots on sweaty faces. The spot removal tool takes a bit to long for the size/shape of the shine and editing is taking me longer than I'd like. 

Any suggestions?

Have you tried the adjustment brush?

Jul 06 13 07:29 am Link

Photographer

kane

Posts: 1587

Biarritz, Aquitaine, France

In Balance Photography wrote:

Have you tried the adjustment brush?

I haven't, but after a quick look on youtube, I'll definitely give that a shot tonight.  Still got a lot to learn in LR, I've rarely used it.  Thanks! smile

Jul 06 13 07:44 am Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3374

Boston, Massachusetts, US

kane wrote:

I haven't, but after a quick look on youtube, I'll definitely give that a shot tonight.  Still got a lot to learn in LR, I've rarely used it.  Thanks! smile

I use both LR and PS. Anything involving a brush I use PS. When I've tried to use brushes in LR, I don't get good results - but that's a skill issue.

I think Neil Snape uses LR very effectively though - shows you what skill can accomplish with LR.

Jul 06 13 07:52 am Link

Photographer

rp_photo

Posts: 42526

Houston, Texas, US

kane wrote:
Hi All,

Recently started doing photos for a new club.  The thing here is that the owner wants me to only use his equipment (a 60d) and won't even let me use my an external flash or anything.  (Odd, I know).  Also, all the editing has to be done on his computer which has LR but not PS.

Unless you a paid employee of some kind, that guy sounds like a control freak to be avoided.

Jul 06 13 08:44 am Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 23027

Salem, Oregon, US

bare flash can be nasty (unless bounced or diffused). bounce the flash or get yourself a rogue flash bender or little flash soft box (like lastolite or photoflex) and life will be better.

doesn't lr 4 have an improved healing brush?

Jul 06 13 09:35 am Link

Photographer

Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

I love the bare-bulb effect. The problem is overly-oily skin.

New adjustment, mask out what you want, and set the saturation and exposition on it.

Not that much different than D&B.

Jul 06 13 10:20 am Link

Photographer

Bernard Wolf

Posts: 28

Santa Monica, California, US

The adjustment brush has a highlight slider....that should help you.

Jul 06 13 11:26 am Link