I have watched a bunch of videos and read a bunch of stuff, but I still can’t seem to get decent results with filmic. I’m don’t have much experience with Darktable but I have watched about 14 hours of videos and played with this file for a couple of weeks with little success.
Using Filmic I can’t seem to pull the detail out of the snow while brightening up the person in this photo. I was actually able to do a decent job using the pre-rgb workflow but I’d like to figure out filmic. Tone equalizer has been much help, but I’ve had some success with local contrast and filmic combined if I mask out the snow in filmic and mask out the opposite in local contrast.
I’ve also tried to use out 3d and a couple of fuji sims for provia but that just seems to annihilate the snow (goes pure white) completely.
Here is a export from lightroom (I’m not trying to say LR is better, this is only to prove that the detail is actually in the Raw file). I believe I did a good job nailing exposure out of camera but can’t seem to get the detail and bringing up my subjects brightness.
I’d really like some advice here because my head is getting sore from running into the same wall over and over again.
Thanks in advance.
(Edit: sorry about not adding a license.
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