Over the weekend, I went to the zoo and found this shy little monkey. He refused to face me! He only turned around when someone opened a door directly behind me. Lighting conditions were not great and the monkey was behind glass. I took a few shots to see how they would come out.
The monkey’s face was almost completely in shadow. But, after a few steps, I was able to produce the image on the right.
Adjustment Layer in Camera Raw
The overall exposure was fine except for the the face. I added an Adjustment Layer on the face area.
Using Topaz DeNoise 3
Since the face was so dark, I introduced a lot of noise in the monkey’s face. This situation shows the power of the new Topaz DeNoise 3. On the Main Tab, I removed the noise but made the face a little too smooth.
On the Advanced Tab, I added in some realistic grain, as well as cleaning the color and removing some specks.
Final Cropped Image