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    More Puppies !!!! C&C always welcome

    This is the last I will subject you-all to. I had so much fun doing this. I hope you enjoy viewing them.

    1-"It's okay, I killed the leash, we are all safe now!"
    More Puppies !!!!  C&C always welcome

    2-"And, who are you and what is that in your hand?"
    More Puppies !!!!  C&C always welcome

    3-"If I ignore it, maybe it will go away"
    More Puppies !!!!  C&C always welcome

    4-Brat Puppy was very good with the little ones.
    More Puppies !!!!  C&C always welcome

    5-One brave puppy came to sniff the camera
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    Re: More Puppies !!!! C&C always welcome

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    That, in particular (and in my view), is a very, very good image. It's got impact and it's got appeal. Get it on a greetings card and it could sell lots.

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    I agree that in photography terms #5 is a perfect photo for greetings card. But #2 is so so funny. The expression of the puppy... Who (s)he thinks (s)he is?!

    Is the color temperature correct? It looks flash-cool to me but I am not sure.

    Nice work Gretchen.

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    Mackenzie, *blush*. Thank you. I have no idea how to get it on a card, but I could print some (cafepress) and donate them to the Rover Rescue group to whom these pups belong. They could use them for fundraising or whatever.

    Miltos --yes, I see what you mean. I am beginning to understand the "color temperature" concept, I think. How do I correct that in PP? Levels?

    thank you for your kind comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggt View Post

    Miltos --yes, I see what you mean. I am beginning to understand the "color temperature" concept, I think. How do I correct that in PP? Levels?
    Well there is the easy and the hard way.

    The easy one is the color temperature slider in Lightroom. Unfortunately in your image the puppy is illuminated by a flash (correct me if I am wrong) but the background is not so you need to use the brush to selectively alter the CT.

    You can try in Photoshop or other similar program the following:
    place a permanent color index marker somewhere where you thing there should be neutral and adjust the individual color curves until you have a reading where RGB have the same values. After that you can make a mask to limit the alteration to the flash affected area. Unfortunately the procedure is not straight forward and since I don't have experience myself I usually end up with a mesh....

    I think the best solution is to have used a half CTO gel to match the flash color temperature with the background one in the first place. It is a fast (no need to spend hours in PP), cheap and effective way to get rid of such problems but more techniques to master.

    I usually have more success with a gel. I am afraid I cannot provide more help with that since I started experimenting with these techniques not along ago. Fortunately the forum is full with specialists.

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    Re: More Puppies !!!! C&C always welcome

    Great series Gretchen, you have caught some great expressions.

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    Miltos and Paul --thank you!

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