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    Blessings Captured

    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?

    Ezra Morley

    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. 🙂

    Blessings Captured

    Thank you @Ezra Morley! I’ll keep an eye on the direction of light and try not to shoot directly into the sun.

    Lydia Bennett


    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.

    Blessings Captured

    @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.

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