Post your photography skills! (self-gloss)

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  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Don't mind at all, C. I need to do more experimenting with B&W in Lightroom.
     


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    Nice cat pic, mulansauce. What lens?
    Canon-50mm f/1.4 EF USM iPhone pics from Vermont: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I like them, but I'm getting iPhone-filter-tired.
     


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    this is a cool idea..we should do a series of photos like this where everyone adds their own style to a photo.
     


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    Crane - closer, yes. Tips?
    In PS the first thing I did was lighten it using curves. I wanted the midtones brighter and less muddy. Then I tone mapped using a light HDR setting. That brightened it up further. In camera you would set your RGB down to kill the color. Don't forget to set the WB too! Get it off auto. Then I would try center weighted exposure and if it's not bright enough then I would start doing some EV+ shifting. Your photo looks like it was shot in dead light so there's only so much you can do before you blowout everything. Mess with your flash too. Depending on ambient light you'll get a dark background and a bright subject.
     


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    I'm not sure how to post pics without putting them on flickr..but for the bench i was thinking monochrome but with a blue tint slight more contrast.
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    here's one of a sunflower in a big abandoned complex..feel free to edit as you choose.(that is if you want to of course) [​IMG]
     


  8. NOBD

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    Just a crop:

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    Cropped, midtones brightened, sharpened....
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    The weather was so dull for our trip to the city by the bay: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Cropped, midtones brightened, sharpened....

    Interesting. We both moved the flower away from the center and decided to do a square crop. I (think I) can see why you cropped it differently: because of the direction in which the flower is "looking". Was that your reason?

    I thought the background on the left (with the two small flowers) was more interesting than the right, so decided to crop it the way I did, even though the flower is now looking out of the frame.
     


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    Interesting. We both moved the flower away from the center and decided to do a square crop. I (think I) can see why you cropped it differently: because of the direction in which the flower is "looking". Was that your reason?

    I thought the background on the left (with the two small flowers) was more interesting than the right, so decided to crop it the way I did, even though the flower is now looking out of the frame.


    In that case:

    [​IMG]
     


  14. NOBD

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    In that case:


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG] Yes.

    But:

    - I think the flower should have a bit more room in the bottom (even though it's tilted back a bit, so it makes sense to give it some room in the top)
    - The background on the right is not very interesting, but at the same time distracts a bit; too busy to be a neutral backdrop.

    IMHO
     


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    [​IMG] Yes.

    But:

    - I think the flower should have a bit more room in the bottom (even though it's tilted back a bit, so it makes sense to give it some room in the top)
    - The background on the right is not very interesting, but at the same time distracts a bit; too busy to be a neutral backdrop.

    IMHO


    Yes, nature got in the way of a perfect shot.[​IMG]
     


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