THREE ROU­TINE IM­AGE TWEAKS

As it’s Nikon-spe­cific, Cap­ture NX-D is the per­fect tool for post-shoot tweak­ing

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Ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion

You can’t change the ac­tual ex­po­sure set­tings (shut­ter speed, lens aper­ture and ISO) af­ter the pho­to­graph has been taken, but you can use the ex­tra dy­namic range of NEF files to ap­ply small ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion ad­just­ments.

White Bal­ance

The orig­i­nal shot was taken with Auto White Bal­ance, which left it look­ing rather ‘cold’. The White Bal­ance menu of­fers the stan­dard Nikon pre­sets, and the Di­rect Sun­light pre­set gives a much warmer, more nat­u­ral-look­ing re­sult.

Pic­ture Con­trol

The cam­era was set to shoot us­ing the Stan­dard Nikon Pic­ture Con­trol, which can be a lit­tle harsh for por­traits. It’s pos­si­ble to change this too, how­ever, and the Por­trait Pic­ture Con­trol de­liv­ers softer con­trast and smoother skin tones.

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