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Thread started 26 Apr 2009 (Sunday) 14:27
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Show Us Your RAW Conversions, BEFORE And AFTER

 
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Apr 27, 2009 00:11 |  #16

Here is a b&w conversion from a shoot in KL Malaysia in Febuary

RAW loaded in to LR:

IMAGE: http://ma-fotopremier.smugmug.com/photos/521719494_wpPKJ-L.jpg

After LR and a little Neat image:
Had the image printed 16x20 in metalic from one of my brothers. turned out really nice.
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LR .....
IMAGE: http://ma-fotopremier.smugmug.com/photos/521835418_Gzcby-L.jpg

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Apr 27, 2009 00:25 |  #17

Well what about DPP? I can make a picture jump off the page and smack ya with DPP.
Never mind I went and re-read.




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Apr 27, 2009 00:56 |  #18

Great idea, Tony. I'll contribute to this thread tomorrow.




  
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Apr 27, 2009 01:02 |  #19

Mark, dramatic B&W conversion!

BigAl, I like the way you actually think:)!

bsaber, looking forward to your contribution!

And all, pass the word, let's make something orignal and valuable here!

Good night, see you in a few!


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Apr 27, 2009 01:05 |  #20

Just a quick one from a random shoot outside. Chose one out of this folder because I rarely shoot this type of scenery and I knew I could get a dramatic variation with just a few seconds in DPP.

Anyone using DPP prob already knows how powerful it is so no real secrets unless there is someone out there that isn't adjusting the RGB curves, Great to use with anything out doors. Ass you can see from the "after"screen shot I was playing around with the individual Green curve. No secrets just up the sharpen and adjust the curves. I could have spend a lot more time to get sky perfect but hey it dramatic enough from the raw file right??? ;)

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Sorry not much to look at but I may post something more soothing to the eye later.



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Apr 27, 2009 01:18 |  #21

Another quick one to show some more dynamics with DPP
Before

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Ok, no more boring DPP stuff I promise.



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Apr 27, 2009 02:07 |  #22

BigAl, great stuff, this is what this thread is all about -- how to get the best out of our RAW file before resorting to PS! More!


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Apr 27, 2009 09:41 |  #23

This extreme example was PSed, but you get the idea:
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Apr 27, 2009 11:53 |  #24

I'm up for another one -- a personal favorite.

This is a shot of my grandson, who at 16 has been through way too much trauma, including a heart condition with three open heart surgeries and the death of his father at a young age and other things that have piled up on him over the years, and yet he has continued to deal with things in a way that makes me very proud.

Anyway, he was with me on a visit to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge not far from where I live in Washington State, and I shot this picture of hime with the 5D Classic and the 16-35 f/2.8 lens:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/105624949/original.jpg

Pretty much a snapshot, but at closer examination, I felt that it revealed something about his character, so I cropped it and provided some Lightroom Basic development -- here is the crop with no sharpening applied. I actually brought down the exposure a bit from the original to bring out some highlights, and applied some additional highlight recovery, then did some fill light and brightness to bring out the midtones, contrast and clarity to balance things out:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/105624952/original.jpg

Here's a screenshot of my Basic settings:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/111836098.jpg

Then I did some RAW sharpening, which really gave some clarity to the detail:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/105624951/original.jpg

A screenshot of my sharpening settings:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/111836375.jpg

Finally, I decided that a Grayscale Conversion could be quite interesting. I switched to Grayscale and began tweaking the color channels. Lightroom integrates this very nicely into the interface, and you can be surprised at how much differennce it can make to tweak those channels. Here's the final product. Even though closely cropped, this image prints great as an 8x10 photo (I also adjusted the crop a bit):

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/105624981/original.jpg

Here's the screenshot of the Grayscale settings:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/111836514.jpg

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Apr 27, 2009 13:09 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #25

Great idea for a thread, but for those posting images, please remember that there are rules about the size of an image that you can embed on POTN. 1024 on the longest side is the max!

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Apr 27, 2009 14:26 |  #26

Wow, you guys are doing some nice conversions!!


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Apr 27, 2009 14:26 |  #27

in2, sorry, busted me. 38 pixels too wide, thought it would be ok.


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Apr 27, 2009 14:39 |  #28

I think 38 pixels would out of tolerance even for the 'Thunderbirds' !!


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Apr 27, 2009 14:47 |  #29

Well, then! On with the show!


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Apr 27, 2009 17:46 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #30

Here's my contribution. Screwed up the posing and lighting/exposure on this one. So... I saved it with Lightroom but the pose still looks retarded. Definitely not one I'm proud of, no idea what I was thinking. Happens quite often on my shoots :p

Straight from RAW:

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After RAW processing in lightroom:
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And what it looks like in Lightroom:
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