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Feb 08, 2018 14:22 |  #1

Hi I am an amateur photographer and trying to improve. I have very little knowledge of post editing. I took some shots of some bald
eagles and was wondering if anyone would edit them for me and then a little tutorial on what you did. I don't know if this is allowed on
here or not. Help would be appreciated. PM me if you want me to send a few photos. Thanks in advance.


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Feb 08, 2018 14:34 |  #2

Why not post a couple of them here so we can see what you've taken?


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Feb 08, 2018 14:56 |  #3

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Feb 08, 2018 17:04 |  #4

Did you shoot in raw format?


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Feb 08, 2018 17:22 |  #5

Did you shoot these RAW, or JPEG straight out of the camera? If they were JPEG I think you would have quite a bit of trouble saving them, the exposure is rather on the high side. If you shot them as RAW's then that is much better, since there will be a lot more data to work with. In fact these could be very close to spot on exposure wise for images that have been Exposed To The Right as long as you recorde RAW.

If you did shoot RAW you would need to share the original files with us. You can't post CR2 files to the forum, so what most people do is upload them to a site like Dropbox, and then share the download links here.

As an example of shooting and processing ETTR this is the out of camera shot, with a default conversion from DPP

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And this is after processing the image in Lr4, which is the version I was still using at the time.

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As you can see there is a lot you can do with a good RAW processing engine, although I have to say that unfortunately when it comes to dealing with highlights, and thus ETTR, DPP is not a very good converter at all.

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Feb 08, 2018 18:34 |  #6

They were shot in raw but when I resized them they were converted to jpeg.


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Feb 08, 2018 18:42 |  #7

sprint777 wrote in post #18559612 (external link)
They were shot in raw but when I resized them they were converted to jpeg.


Well post up the CR2 files like I said, to a sharing service like Dropbox and post the link, and you will probably get quite a few folks who will have a go, and post an explanation of what they did. What RAW converter do you have/use? Knowing that can also help, since answers can be tailored to your software. Just beware for ETTR images like these DPP is not nearly as good as some of the others.

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Feb 08, 2018 20:25 |  #8

Looks like the photo is light by about a stop but with full detail in the eagles. So that is not a problem at all, that is easy to fix. The question is whether the subject is sharp enough to tolerate a significant crop. I can't tell that from the JPG. The RAW file will tell, of course. Sprint777 could also use the RAW converter to crop the image so we can get a better look at the detail.

Great subject, certainly worth some work.


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Feb 09, 2018 07:28 |  #9

BigAl007 wrote in post #18559572 (external link)
when it comes to dealing with highlights, and thus ETTR, DPP is not a very good converter at all.

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Or may be you don't use it correctly... Post the CR2 file and we will see...


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Feb 09, 2018 09:09 |  #10

https://photos-4.dropbox.com ...ize=2048x1536&size_​mode=3 (external link)

https://photos-4.dropbox.com ...ize=2048x1536&size_​mode=3 (external link)


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Feb 09, 2018 09:38 |  #11

I get Error (403) when clicking on these.


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Feb 09, 2018 09:56 |  #12

You need to link to the raw file and place them in a public location on Dropbox.

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Feb 09, 2018 10:00 |  #13

I only use DPP and have done quite a bit of ETTR in the past years. DPP allows me to work on shadows, highlights, exposures and curves. Works quite well for me personally.


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Feb 09, 2018 10:35 |  #14

https://www.dropbox.co​m ...sizeoutput_198c.jpe​g?dl=0 (external link)


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Feb 09, 2018 10:51 |  #15

The "fullsizeoutput" jpeg file is 1600 px on the long side, so not "full size". I did a quick edit of it anyway... it is not that sharp and shows jpg artifacts because it is a severe crop.

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