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First time with a manual lens -- and custom PS action

 
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Dec 21, 2013 18:02 |  #1

Toddlers are incredibly difficult to capture when they're running all over the place -- and your lens doesn't AF (no AI servo). But I did the best!

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What's the consensus here regarding photo manipulation for the sake of it looking vintage??



  
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Dec 22, 2013 08:47 |  #2

Nice captures... Especially manual @1.4.

Washed out vintage look is definately there.
Pinks have a little too much pop to be realistic.

Nice work though!


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Dec 22, 2013 11:28 |  #3

I prefer the non-vintage looking ones... Perhaps if your subject was wearing vintage clothes and playing with vintage toys the look would suit it better??


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Dec 22, 2013 12:14 |  #4

Not bad considering you were manually focusing these active subjects. The post-processing treatment is a matter of personal taste. Some will like it, others won't.

One thing about the vintage look is that the resolution of digital is so razor-sharp that you need to de-sharpen it a bit for a more convincing vintage look, which you seem to have done here.


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Dec 22, 2013 12:49 |  #5

The good thing about digital is that you can play around with a RAW file to your heart's content. I don't care for the vintage look personally. I usually want the image to be as 'real' as possible.




  
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Dec 22, 2013 19:03 |  #6

Phew. Manually focusing on a toddler...that's tough, and yet you appear to have done it very well. I like the images, and like most of the others so far, I'm not as big of a fan of the vintage look-but some people love it.


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Dec 23, 2013 02:22 |  #7

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Phew. Manually focusing on a toddler...that's tough, and yet you appear to have done it very well. I like the images, and like most of the others so far, I'm not as big of a fan of the vintage look-but some people love it.

Thanks. I have a few more.

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^Literally the ONLY time she stood still for more than 3 seconds.



  
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