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  #1 TRD JZX100

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:43 PM

I'm normally all about getting the best shot I can first time and the only real post processing I've done in the past is to touch up the tones etc when converting from RAW to JPG.

However, after taking some shots today of the JZXSA boys at the Mawson Lakes meet point today and experiancing some pretty shitty weather and hence lighting conditions I wasn't too happy with the way the photos came out.

So I decided to try my hand at some more 'extreme' post processing to try and revive the somewhat flat shots and give them a bit more oompfff!

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:01 AM

Did you take those shots in HDR (i.e. 3 shots in total)?

If not, how did you get the HDR effect in photoshop?

Anyway, I'm a big fan of post processing, some of my favourite shots wouldnt be nearly as good without adjustment of colour, contrast and brightness (and flat out photoshopping objects out):
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:55 AM

EXTREME post processing.
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Old school effect. Still need to better this.
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  #4 TRD JZX100

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:18 PM

Wink: Nah, it wasn't HDR (bracketed). I just played around with some sliders in Lightroom to see what would happen.

S0unIQ: When I'm talking about PP I still want it to look like a photo, 'extreme' or not ;)

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I just think that you can go too far with post processing and or get lazy thinking that "the shot will be alright, I'll just fix it later" rather than getting it as close to spot on as possible the first time.

Adjustment's to things like brightness and contrast I wouldn't exactly consider post processing (even though it is) Post processing to me is going above and beyond in terms of what the original image looked like, not just darkening shadows or fixing up the exposure etc.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:37 AM

PP is just as important as planning your shot even if its just a simple raw edit.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:11 AM

hmm nice pics. i cant find the time to play around with the pics i've taken!! and would really like to. I am also having issues with photoshop reading the nikon raw files, nef.

have been using some nikon software but keeps crashing...and it came with the camera. bullshit!!
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:27 AM

SR33: all depends though. If you know the kind of shot you want can't be achieved in camera alone and you are handy with PS and doing PP then it's only natural to shoot with the intention of PPing it later. But as a non pro, as in not getting paid for or working as a photog, do you really need to worry about PP for your family snaps? And, how many people are really competent enough to PP properly and nit just apply a built in filter to the ENTIRE shot?

Grande: The Nikon software us actually pretty damn good. It's just the earlier versions were buggy and liked crashing :( when I get home today I'll hook you up with a good copy of the Nikon stuff. As for Photoshop, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Camera RAW and you shouldn't have any issues with NEF filetypes.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:55 PM

Thats true though.. Good point.
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