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Jul 01, 2013 14:38 |  #5626

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A still of what "Top Gear style" might look like, for the uninitiated.


How hard can that be?
The new series just started in the UK...:D


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Jul 01, 2013 14:53 |  #5627

Yeah, at my office, we do stuff like that at lunch when we're bored. :)


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Jul 04, 2013 19:22 |  #5628

I'm really loving the gradient effects and how they can transform a photo..

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Jul 05, 2013 15:55 |  #5629

Here is my first attempt, Shooting for the VPL (Vancouver Paintball League)

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Jul 05, 2013 16:13 |  #5630

Arson24,
Remember to post the settings that you changed.


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Jul 05, 2013 16:40 |  #5631

Hey all!

I appreciate all the contributions people have been making!

A friendly "reminder", though: if you go back and read the thread intro, please note that first this thread is about Raw processing only, and second we request that your Raw converter edits are "shown", either with screen shots of the relevant adjustments or through a detailed list of those adjustments (and the Raw processor used).

Those simple "requirements" are a huge part of why this thread has been so useful to so many folks over its history!

Thanks, and again thanks for all the contributions!


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Jul 05, 2013 17:33 |  #5632

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Damn you made these colors pop. Are the changes on the right side the only changes you made? Did you make any changes outside of the "basic" ones?


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Jul 05, 2013 17:40 |  #5633

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Damn you made these colors pop. Are the changes on the right side the only changes you made? Did you make any changes outside of the "basic" ones?

That's certainly a reasonable question:)!

Was there anything done in the HSL panel?


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Jul 05, 2013 17:43 |  #5634

I wanted to contribute to this thread tonight. I wonder if any of you Lightroom geniusus can help me. I wanted to get a before and after shot so I pressed Y. Then I somehow set them so they were the other way around. Trying to change them back made them both after shots. Now I can't get it to show me before and after. Just two afters. Can anyone point me in the direction to sort this out?


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Jul 11, 2013 08:06 as a reply to  @ post 15874716 |  #5635

I'm new to photography as well as editing, I will appreciate any help and criticism.
This was taken at Prague Zoo.
ISO 200 at 255mm f/5.6 1/125
I'm almost 100% sure that I could of user better settings


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Jul 11, 2013 10:46 |  #5636

Clarity +45, vibrance +50, and the rest as seen in curve and details.
Changed WB settings from "as shot" to cloudy. I shoot in auto WB.
Also used grad filter to increase clarity and saturation of the sky even further


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Jul 12, 2013 11:30 |  #5637

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I'm new to photography as well as editing, I will appreciate any help and criticism.
This was taken at Prague Zoo.
ISO 200 at 255mm f/5.6 1/125
I'm almost 100% sure that I could of user better settings

I'd mainly brighten it and try to sharpen a bit (maybe add some clarity), since the image appears to be a bit soft (a bit front focused and/or camera shake). I'd also lower saturation a bit and maybe increase vibrance.

Hard to say what values to use. Got a link to the raw file?


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Jul 12, 2013 12:40 |  #5638

Amik wrote in post #16110480 (external link)
I'm new to photography as well as editing, I will appreciate any help and criticism.
This was taken at Prague Zoo.
ISO 200 at 255mm f/5.6 1/125
I'm almost 100% sure that I could of user better settings

Yes, but mainly camera settings.

The lens you are using is not really great in terms of IQ, but besides that your pictures look blurred due to "camera shake".

Remember as a rule of thumb to always try to shoot (at least handheld) at a ratio of 1/focal length. That means if you are shooting at 250mm you need at least a shutter speed of 1/250. In this case, i would have bumped the ISO to at least 400 and increase shutter speed to 1/250.

Moreover, you have to know the crop factor of your camera (you can look in the web for more info on this) makes your 250mm lens a 408mm lens and thus you should really be striving for a shutter speed of 1/500. (ISO 800, 255mm f/5.6 1/500)


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Jul 12, 2013 13:00 |  #5639

EhSantino wrote in post #16114063 (external link)
Yes, but mainly camera settings.

The lens you are using is not really great in terms of IQ, but besides that your pictures look blurred due to "camera shake".

Remember as a rule of thumb to always try to shoot (at least handheld) at a ratio of 1/focal length. That means if you are shooting at 250mm you need at least a shutter speed of 1/250. In this case, i would have bumped the ISO to at least 400 and increase shutter speed to 1/250.

Moreover, you have to know the crop factor of your camera (you can look in the web for more info on this) makes your 250mm lens a 408mm lens and thus you should really be striving for a shutter speed of 1/500. (ISO 800, 255mm f/5.6 1/500)

Unless you're better than average at handheld shooting, in which case you can drop the shutter speed (and ISO) back down. Or maybe you're exceptionally bad at handheld shooting, in which case you need to crank up the shutter speed even faster.


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Jul 12, 2013 13:09 |  #5640

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Unless you're better than average at handheld shooting, in which case you can drop the shutter speed (and ISO) back down. Or maybe you're exceptionally bad at handheld shooting, in which case you need to crank up the shutter speed even faster.

Or like me who sucks with handheld, but instead of fast shutter speed I just take plenty enough that one of them must be good :)

That's the story of my shooting anyway, just take enough pictures and you're bound to get couple good ones too :D


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