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I finally had time to pick up a camera - at a family party.

This was one of my favourite shots - but it's spoiled by
the blown out wall lamps behind the guy.

I've tried everything to tone them down, or remove them by using
the shadow/highlight function, and the burn tool in CS2, but nothing seems to work.

Any specialists out there got any suggestions???

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Lilith08-Oct-2007 21:44
Some suggestions by a self-taught woman who still has to learn a lot about photography herself:
1. The wall lamps are not disturbing as far as I am concerned.
2. It would be a hell of a job to clone them out (because of the hair).
3. You could select the face and give it more contrast. It would take the attention of the lamps away a bit.
4. I once heard or read that a well-known photographer said you should give the background the first look and then the subject in front of it.
5. Consider this to be a learning moment and don't make the same 'mistake' again. (Well, I don't see it as a mistake, but you'll catch my drift).
Craig Persel26-Aug-2007 20:49
Clone them out? Still ... and excellent portrait.
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