September 5, 2020 at 9:52 am #53930
I’ve been doing “fall school portraits” with my siblings. (The assignment came at just the right time!)
We’ve been doing one person an evening at golden hour. But I’ve been having a problem with getting a green color cast. I set the white balance using my white reflector, but that didn’t seem to help. When we went in total shade without any back-lighting it wasn’t a problem. Could it be all the golden light reflecting off the grass? Trying to fix it in post-possessing didn’t seem to work.
How do you get back-lit golden hour portraits without getting a green color cast?September 5, 2020 at 2:25 pm #53933Ezra MorleyModerator
I think a big part of the “color cast” issue is the lens flare. If you point your lens directly into the sun, it can definitely cause color issues like you’re seeing here. That’s why you don’t see the same issue in the shade. 🙂September 10, 2020 at 12:23 pm #53964
Thank you @Ezra Morley! I’ll keep an eye on the direction of light and try not to shoot directly into the sun.September 14, 2020 at 4:02 pm #53998Lydia BParticipant
With the photos that you have taken that came out like that, you might be able to remedy the situation by cooling the photo down in post-processing, and changing the tint to be less green. I popped the photo into Lightroom quickly, so you can see the basic idea.September 16, 2020 at 6:23 pm #54020
@LydiaBennett that does help fix those pictures! I’ll have to try it with the other ones. It also show that the green cast Was from lens flare.
Thanks!September 30, 2020 at 3:55 pm #54249James StaddonKeymaster
Had fun touching on this a bit, @blessingscaptured, in the webinar last night. Here’s the link in case you ever want to go back and re-watch it: https://www.lenspiration.com/video/webinar57/ In summary, yes, I would identify the green as lens flare, so there are things you can do about it in camera, or you can use HSL or Tone Curve in Lightroom to take care of it in post.
October 1, 2020 at 4:55 pm #54314
- This reply was modified 3 years ago by James Staddon.
Thanks! I’ll have to watch that when I’m shooting. But now I know how to fix it in post.
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