D7100 - Face close-ups test images, harsh lighting, ISO 1600-6400

Started Apr 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 25,854
These are actually excellent

Camera didn't try to compensate for ambient WB, it seems what we see is likely very close to what you saw there. Our brain plays tricks on us. Once I had my daughter pose for me were I'm typing here, with fluorescent lighting as well. I shot it and uploaded. It looked ugly, lots of extra greens and yellows at first sight. I called her back and looked carefully at image and then at her side by side. It was much closer than I would have believed from just a couple minutes earlier.

People tend to want camera to always produce someting close to the typical bright daylight WB. But lighting usually is not like that, especially in concerts and other night events, and we should not try to always make it look "daylight"-like. It tends to become quite artificial.

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