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skywhisperer
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Okay, picture people...
I made lollipops last night. And they were so pretty. So I grabbed the camera.

I had tons of light - ~250 watts of lightbulb shining right on them. And I tried flash, but that just washed out the color. I tried white-balancing them in Photoshop, but that just took took much yellow out of the lollipops too.

What did I do wrong?



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driftingfocus From: driftingfocus Date: June 21st, 2006 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Try adjusting the curves.

About one square down from the top right on the line, move the curve up. That should lighten and raise contrast.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 21st, 2006 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow! And you can do individual colors, too!

New Version

You rule. :)

I suppose another option would have been to take a picture of the blank parchment paper, and use it to set the white balance in the camera, then shoot the lollipops....that's what I do to get the blue of of underwater shots.
driftingfocus From: driftingfocus Date: June 21st, 2006 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
/Kelsey's daily photoshop tip

Glad it worked.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 21st, 2006 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, I can get one of those a day? You might regret that. :)
waygroovy From: waygroovy Date: June 21st, 2006 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

out of curiosity

how did you make the lollipops themselves?
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 21st, 2006 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: out of curiosity

They couldn't be simpler...

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water

Cook until it hits 300F, then cool to 275F. Add flavoring (you need flavoring oils, not extracts) and coloring. Pour into molds.
waygroovy From: waygroovy Date: June 21st, 2006 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: instructions

pretty easy.. may have to do that sometime. And the new ver looks much better.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 21st, 2006 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: instructions

Most candy is simple. You just have to be precise with the temps...

(mind if I friend you?)
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 21st, 2006 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
You're right about the flash - I only use the flash for flash fill (i.e. in bright daylight to take out harsh shadows) or if I'm taking "happy snappies" where there simply isn't the opportunity for long exposure. I'd rather take a 1600 ISO setting and accept the little bit of extra noise than use the flash.

I've not yet messed around with the white balance settings on my camera - but I do have a white balance bracketing mode, which is the first thing I would try.
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 21st, 2006 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
...and additionally for photos like that I usually use my tripod and I don't care how long the exposure is (that way I can use an aperture that gives me the depth of field I want).
From: charger_775 Date: June 21st, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay sorry about that. Try now.
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