I shot a music video - all shot by candle light. Its warm and yellow and maybe too yellow!
Tungsten is about 2850K, Not knowing I did a little searching and discovered that candle light is 1500-1800K.
I've included screen caps of the base shot (top), in-color/white balance correction for reference, an auto white balance cap taken from a known black and white photo in the shot (bottom), and a compromise that leaves some yellow in the image for a little more of a warm candle lit feel (middle).
My question is - Which do you prefer?
Is there a better basic way to color correct candle light?
What about grading the image in addition to balance, what would you suggest? Brighten some and add a bit of contrast but what can I do to improve the skin tone as it gets sort of garish as I get closer to a "correct" white balance.
Oh, and what is the best tool in HFPro to make these corrections (I'm new!)
Thanks for any help you can offer!