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The phone shot needs color and distortion correction
11-OCT-2013

The phone shot needs color and distortion correction

Low light phone shots will sometimes have poor color. In the case of this image, the image has a cyan cast, which I was able to remove (not in this image, however) by desaturating the cyan in the hue/saturation window of Photoshop.

You will note that the figures on the right, closer to the camera, have heads that are too large in relation to the figures at the left. This is a result of the wide angle distortion, because phone cameras have wide angle lenses.

Had the picture been taken with the people perpenticular to the camera the head sizes would have been proportionately better, but the side figures might have heads stretched sideways.

I'm not crazy about distortion when I don't want it intentionally, so I try to correct it in photoship and have found the best way to do that is to selection the entire image and then go to edit/transform/distort and then drag the corners to create a more pleasing and realistic view.

The "next" image shows how I made my adjust. The image was converted to black/white with the Nik SilverEfex Pro plug-in.

Samsung SCH-I535
1/30s f/2.6 at 3.7mm iso500 with Flash full exif

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