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Little tutorial on post processing.

 
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May 15, 2013 00:45 |  #1

Been asked by few people on this forum to show a little guide on how i achieve my results.

By all means, i dont know if this is the right way to go about editing, photography is just a hobby for me, i see alot of people do their editing and it looks very realistic, by i like to edit photos and make them look as far from real as possible. I dont know if that brakes some rules of editing as i never read anything on editing or any books. So if anyone has any tips or critism id love to hear it and would be much appreciate it.


This croc photo was overexposed on purpose as i wanted to get as much detail from the ground underneath the water as possible.
This before and after was achieved only in raw settings, no post done outside of raw edit software.

IMAGE: http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/607/50509298.jpg

Here are the settings.( I tried my best to enhance the ground detail and rain drops as much as possible, green tint i thought was appropriate for this image )

IMAGE: http://imageshack.us/a/img836/5558/settingscg.jpg

And here is a final image, cropped, levels and curves tweaked a little in photoshop to enhance water further.

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May 15, 2013 01:39 |  #2

Landscape shot.

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IMAGE: http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5072/right1.jpg

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IMAGE: http://imageshack.us/a/img9/7894/torqy.jpg

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IMAGE: http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8875/settingswq.jpg

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May 15, 2013 02:59 |  #3

Damn!! For this just being your hobby those turned out really damn awesome!! damn!! (that last one was just for good measure)


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May 15, 2013 03:42 |  #4

Fantastic!

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May 15, 2013 10:35 |  #5

I seriously just almost fell off my chair, those are AMAZING! I haven't yet started editing my own photos, but I'm definitely bookmarking this thread for when I do!




  
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May 15, 2013 10:55 as a reply to  @ snowflakie06's post |  #6

Please post more with screen caps of your settings! These are great!


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May 15, 2013 12:46 |  #7

Thank you Yasick for sharing this.


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May 15, 2013 12:52 as a reply to  @ joonrhee's post |  #8

The PP on the croc photo is perfect. I wouldn't change a thing.


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May 15, 2013 12:59 |  #9

That's some real amazing improvement. Nice work!


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May 15, 2013 13:17 |  #10

"...just a hobby" my arse! Seriously, that's some great work, I wouldn't change a thing either.


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May 15, 2013 14:24 as a reply to  @ Firemike's post |  #11

Might not be a bad idea if "the powers that be" converted this into a Sticky. ;)


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May 15, 2013 14:29 |  #12

Yasick wrote in post #15933464 (external link)
I dont know if that brakes some rules of editing as i never read anything on editing or any books. So if anyone has any tips or critism id love to hear it and would be much appreciate it.

LOL. The only 'rule' I try to abide by is to know the rules so that I can break them.

But for editing I don't know too many rules.

Also it depends on what you mean by 'unrealistic'. Sure they are not necessarily as the eye would see them, but they are also not obviously fabricated so IMO they come of as having atmosphere without being processed to the point where the processing is distracting.

I think that is why a lot of people like them. Walking that line is tough to do consistently. You have to be careful not to overdo it, but also be careful not to listen to a few people saying you are overdoing it and then loose that uniqueness and style. Hard to judge from the limited Flickr and 500px shots you have posted, but if you can develop the style of these two shots you will have lots of admirers.

I know I've been up and down on my processing way too much, often based on spending too much time in this forum.


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May 15, 2013 14:37 |  #13

Yasick wrote in post #15933464 (external link)
This croc photo was overexposed on purpose as i wanted to get as much detail from the ground underneath the water as possible.

A polarizer would probably have served you better here. Exposing to the right (ETTR) is a good technique to ensure good shadow detail, but there is no sense in risking blown highlights if you don't have to.




  
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May 15, 2013 14:54 |  #14

Yasick wrote in post #15933464 (external link)
i like to edit photos and make them look as far from real as possible.

So where are those? These edits looks pretty standard to me.




  
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May 15, 2013 19:00 |  #15

Thank you so much for sharing!


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