So I did a portrait session yesterday at the Toronto Christmas Market. Unfortunately we got there a tad later in the day and light was fading quickly. I am looking for your take on editing shots as these. I will post a bunch of RAW files today, but for now here’s a sample. Most shots are ISO 400, ISO 800 or ISO 1600, most needing some amount of brightening (since I was terrified of blowing highlights too much …but which ended up happening anyway). Whatever I do to them I end up feeling that there isn’t enough detail, or that they are still too noisy. I am interested in what are reasonable expectations to be had from such a situation.
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 35mm f:2
As promised I am updating with the RAW file and my attempt pp3
Thanks a ton in advance for any collaboration, since they are incredibly sweet people and I …I hate shooting in low light
I: So here I tried something. I brightened the image up quite a bit; added some noise removal.
II: Here I tried to scale it down from width 4200px to width 4000px, (with post-resize sharpening on) to see if the new interpolation for smaller scale may result in something seemingly less noisy ?
Corresponding pp3 files below each edit.
ND7_5235.jpg.out.pp3 (11.3 KB)
ND7_5235-1.jpg.out.pp3 (11.3 KB)
The resizing interpolation in Edit II doesn’t seem to have removed any noise. The post resize sharpening does make it look clearer though. Ugh I hate high ISO