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May 15, 2013 16:23 |  #5551

Yasick wrote in post #15933501 (external link)
Honnest mistake, took 30 + shots in the same position. :rolleyes:

I hope this is the right one.

Yasick, you've posted some very nice work here, thanks for the contribution!

To reflect what others have said, for this thread, bear these two "guidelines" in mind:

1) Please post your Raw conversion Before/After photos only! This thread is all about optimizing our Raw processing before doing any Photoshop graphical editing!

2) Please post either a screen shot or a detailed list of your Raw edits! This thread is about learning the "digital darkroom" and inspiring us to excel in this work! I saw your posts in the main R, PP and P subforum and they included your Raw settings, that's what this thread is all about!

Again, thanks for the contribution!


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May 16, 2013 08:05 |  #5552

This thread was a big part in my getting LR and now that i have it.... Wow. Love this program. Had trialled CS6 and while it may be more powerful in PS the workflow in LR is so much easier. Have people that prefer Bridge/ACR ever actually tried LR?

Highly recommend anyone toying with the idea of purchasing LR to just make the jump. It is definitely worth the price of admission.


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May 16, 2013 10:09 |  #5553

oxygen45 wrote in post #15937347 (external link)
This thread was a big part in my getting LR and now that i have it.... Wow. Love this program. Had trialled CS6 and while it may be more powerful in PS the workflow in LR is so much easier. Have people that prefer Bridge/ACR ever actually tried LR?

Highly recommend anyone toying with the idea of purchasing LR to just make the jump. It is definitely worth the price of admission.

me too, So, so, so true. I really only adjust colors/light now with my raws. A little cropping too but not to much editing. I am in an out of LR in usually 3-5 mins per photo and usually about 1 min.


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May 16, 2013 11:30 |  #5554

oxygen45 wrote in post #15937347 (external link)
This thread was a big part in my getting LR and now that i have it.... Wow. Love this program. Had trialled CS6 and while it may be more powerful in PS the workflow in LR is so much easier. Have people that prefer Bridge/ACR ever actually tried LR?

Highly recommend anyone toying with the idea of purchasing LR to just make the jump. It is definitely worth the price of admission.

I am trying to learn Lightroom 4 right now, but I have a long way to go yet...


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May 16, 2013 17:22 |  #5555

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I am trying to learn Lightroom 4 right now, but I have a long way to go yet...

I'd strongly suggest getting one or more books that can help you to walk through the workflow.

For an overall Lightroom "primer", the Scott Kelby book is excellent, very hands-on for the beginner:

http://www.google.com …g2=7048FFoQ3jWB​CTFiJSbaUw (external link)

For insight on Raw processing specific to Lightroom and Photoshop Adobe Camera Raw, check out "The Digital Negative" by Jeff Schewe:

http://www.google.com …g2=NCp0ERPvTurE​sTl7ZHNMfA (external link)


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May 16, 2013 17:22 |  #5556

Inspeqtor wrote in post #15937932 (external link)
I am trying to learn Lightroom 4 right now, but I have a long way to go yet...

I bought Scott Kelby's LR4 book, so far it has been very useful and is about $20 for the ebook version. Only read 2 chapters so far but have learnt many things that i probably would have taken months to figure out.

Edit: Tony beat me to it, that is the book i bought.


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May 16, 2013 18:39 |  #5557

I watched a few training videos on the Adobe site (some by Kelby people), and bought the LR4 book by Martin Evening. They make a very good combo - the videos quickly show you how to get started, and the Evening book has a lot of technical detail, explanations and shortcuts.


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May 16, 2013 23:38 |  #5558

tonylong wrote in post #15938923 (external link)
I'd strongly suggest getting one or more books that can help you to walk through the workflow.

For an overall Lightroom "primer", the Scott Kelby book is excellent, very hands-on for the beginner:

http://www.google.com …g2=7048FFoQ3jWB​CTFiJSbaUw (external link)

For insight on Raw processing specific to Lightroom and Photoshop Adobe Camera Raw, check out "The Digital Negative" by Jeff Schewe:

http://www.google.com …g2=NCp0ERPvTurE​sTl7ZHNMfA (external link)

oxygen45 wrote in post #15938924 (external link)
I bought Scott Kelby's LR4 book, so far it has been very useful and is about $20 for the ebook version. Only read 2 chapters so far but have learnt many things that i probably would have taken months to figure out.

Edit: Tony beat me to it, that is the book i bought.

Thank you both for the tips. I will look into them, but I learn better by watching rather than reading. I found an online video training tutorial at Udemy.com that I am taking. It seems to be pretty good so far.


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May 17, 2013 08:05 |  #5559

I have watched many of the youtube videos but the Adobe ones are probably the best.


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May 21, 2013 09:23 |  #5560

Great thread idea!! I think I'll be spending a lot of time here :) Believe it or not, I just opened ACR for the first time after finding this thread. This is my first attempt. Comments and/or criticism is welcome! :D

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May 21, 2013 14:01 |  #5561

I thought this may be interesting for someone. The weather was beautiful, really nice sunset. But when I opened it on desktop it was a little bit overexposed and you could see haze, fog or whatever that is. It took significant effort to make it into the "after" state. It took about 2 hours.

https://dl.dropboxuser​content.com …/photo-on-the-net/raw.jpg (external link)

Here are settings, but more work did brushes and gradients.

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May 21, 2013 14:49 |  #5562

Must say a really nice outcome...well done


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May 21, 2013 14:50 |  #5563

Beautiful final picture Rion! Did you happen to use a UV or Polarizing filter?? I leave UV filter on my lens for almost all my shots. They can both cut atmospheric haze. Just a suggestion.


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May 21, 2013 15:02 |  #5564

Keyfox11, welcome to the thread and thanks for the contribution!!

Rion, I'd say you did a good job with that scene -- thanks!


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May 21, 2013 15:09 |  #5565

Thank you everyone.

@keyfox11 Well, at that time I didn't have any filters. And now I only have ND filter, but thank you for advice. I'll probably get one UV filter for protection, and if it can do at least something with atmospheric haze I'd be very pleased.


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