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Apr 28, 2013 10:42 |  #5521

Inspeqtor wrote in post #15874457 (external link)
Please pardon my ignorance, but what does AHA stand for?

Thank you

It's not a photographic term.

It's what happens when you learn something new, causing you to jump up out of your chair (or bathtub) and shout A-HA!


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Apr 28, 2013 10:48 |  #5522

Inspeqtor wrote in post #15874457 (external link)
Please pardon my ignorance, but what does AHA stand for?

When you realise, you'll have one of those "Aha!" moments... ;)


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Apr 28, 2013 11:02 |  #5523

This thread is arguably the best on the whole forum. So inspiring, and reminds me how powerful PP is. Great stuff!


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Apr 28, 2013 12:59 |  #5524

Inspeqtor wrote in post #15874457 (external link)
Please pardon my ignorance, but what does AHA stand for?

Thank you

nathancarter wrote in post #15875462 (external link)
It's not a photographic term.

It's what happens when you learn something new, causing you to jump up out of your chair (or bathtub) and shout A-HA!

garryknight wrote in post #15875480 (external link)
When you realise, you'll have one of those "Aha!" moments... ;)

Aha! Now I got it... and I thought it was an acronym :oops:


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Apr 28, 2013 18:06 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #5525

vk2gwk wrote in post #15874716 (external link)
I am not sure where publishing the LR of ACR settings will be beneficial .... Each shot is different and needs different settings so there is no sense in just copying settings.
A brief description like "boosting shadows and muting highlights", "sharpening" and the application of a digital GND filter can be useful but IMHO is not essential. Everyone has to learn the tricks by experimenting on their own shots. This is just a place to show what can be achieved.
But... I may be wrong.... :)

Seeing where they started and how they finished, and what they did to get to the finished product can't help but be beneficial. Learning by example and demonstration is a time tested process.


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Apr 29, 2013 20:54 |  #5526

Here is a conversion that is approaching the limits of the 5DII and raw converter, still producing a somewhat acceptable image. Shot with a 5DII and Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon at ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500s.

Very bright, sunny conditions with dark vehicle interior. I did this conversion to see how much data I could extract compared to an HDR exposure sequence. The conversion was performed in Capture1 with heavy lifting done with the HDR tool and Noise Reduction. I also did some gentle local edits not shown here, reduced the full-res conversion to 1024 px wide and output sharpened for posting here.

Final Image

IMAGE: http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/i-Zsq9cRh/0/X3/After-X3.jpg

Comparison

IMAGE: http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/i-zNxRBS2/0/X2/comp-X2.jpg

Settings

IMAGE: http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/i-xCcVZdN/0/X3/settings-X3.jpg


All in all, the single raw exposure from the 5DII, along with the incredibly well-corrected lens and Capture1 conversion manages to provide a pretty good amount of usable detail for a scene with such a large dynamic range.

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May 02, 2013 05:49 as a reply to  @ kirkt's post |  #5527

I was setting up for a photo of something else with camera on the tripod, it was just after sunset and saw this couple walking towards the edge of the walkway... quickly flipped camera around and fired off a few shots.

IMAGE: http://iforce.co.nz/i/xu0n31wk.qhy.jpg

So not optimal exposure etc, as I didnt have time to set it up for that shot.

Was using uniwb hence the green, and then cropped the picture, added Graduated filter top to bottom, and increased contrast on the dunes and the cloud.

IMAGE: http://iforce.co.nz/i/j04cqwjh.stl.jpg

I like the noisyness of the background half of the picture, so didnt apply any noise reduction to that part. Wanted some contrast to the sharp clear foreground, I like how it makes the background look flatter and 2D.



  
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May 02, 2013 23:51 as a reply to  @ romanv's post |  #5528

Looking for some feedback on my first post in here. I am trying to get more focused on learning different processing styles.

Edit: There is a brush on just the girl with exposure bumped about 0.3 stops

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May 03, 2013 00:16 as a reply to  @ BigCarbs's post |  #5529

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May 03, 2013 08:13 |  #5530

BigCarbs wrote in post #15892584 (external link)
Looking for some feedback on my first post in here. I am trying to get more focused on learning different processing styles.

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Nice work. You really brought that one back. The only thing I think I'd add would be some spot removal to get rid of the light stripe in top center.

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Great conversion, but we need to see your adjustments! (see first post)


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May 03, 2013 09:23 |  #5531

waterrockets wrote in post #15893290 (external link)
Nice work. You really brought that one back. The only thing I think I'd add would be some spot removal to get rid of the light stripe in top center.

Great conversion, but we need to see your adjustments! (see first post)

Would do that for sure if it was a final shot to use. Her eyes are all over the place on this shot and wanted to just work on tones. It looks ok on my laptop at home but my iPad looks too warm, I did bring it up a bit because the model has very fair skin. I really want to get a desktop PC that I can do all my photo stuff on. Laptop seems to change too much depending on the viewing angle.




  
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May 03, 2013 13:16 |  #5533

nice work cjjr.


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May 04, 2013 19:07 |  #5534

I am a newb at ACR (and at PP in general) and today was my first day playing with it. Until now, I've only used DPP. This recovery surprised me. I didn't think this much data could be lurking in the dark.

IMAGE: http://imageshack.us/a/img203/2917/originalxv.jpg

IMAGE: http://imageshack.us/a/img694/3156/modifiedt.jpg

The ceiling is blown out, I know. But what was salvageable was shocking to a newb like me. I had forgotten that the flash was at his feet (camera left), pointing upwards, completely in the wrong place. Forgot to delete it in-camera but that's good, because it let me try out ACR.

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May 05, 2013 10:27 |  #5535

kirkt wrote in post #15880940 (external link)
All in all, the single raw exposure from the 5DII, along with the incredibly well-corrected lens and Capture1 conversion manages to provide a pretty good amount of usable detail for a scene with such a large dynamic range.

kirk

That's an impressive save (even if it was just a test).

Did you use any local adjustment brushes to bring back the sky? I'm not familiar with the program you used so was just curious if sliders were sufficient.


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