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  1. poopingfish

    poopingfish TPF Noob!

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    Friend and I were skateing up the street from here, and I snapped a couple fun pictures. This wasnt planned and I didnt really take time to setup a great shot although it turned out okay. I just wish the focus was more on Will then the cars. :grumpy:

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    White balance is off.
     
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    It's also over exposed I think.
     
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    Lot of blowout.
     
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    a lil bit over exposed ,
    try less iso or try make it black and white + more shadows
     
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    you said it's ok to edit your photos so i played a little, i think it's impossible to save the background, and i liked this crop better, both are just my preference :D

    read some threads on exposure, it will give you an idea how to get a lot more out of your pictures and make them look a lot better.
     
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    composition is snapshot-ish.

    did you pay attention to the composition, or was it just a snapshot?
     
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    It was a quick point and shoot, completely unplanned shot.
    We were taking pics of each other skating. I used a shutter of 125 or so and iso of I think 400 in manual with focal 28 I think.

    Logan I love what you did, I didnt bother cropping it or anything really.
    What all did you do? Adjust color and levels, or something else?

    And anything else you guys would suggest for taking skate pics? I usually need atleast a shutter of 1/200 but when its cloudy thats hard to do withoue an iso of 800+. How do I control exposure exactly to get a good result in general enviroments?

    Here is a collage I did in PS kinda quickly didnt PP any of the other photos
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    Oh, and Ive checked out some stuff on exposure but its hard to judge and the LCD screen isnt very accurate so I have a very little idea of what its going to look like.
     
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    poopingfish TPF Noob!

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    Heres another containing no cropping but some color adjustment of one of the kids following us getting mad at one of his friends. Its another quick snap.

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    hes cute can i have his number....jk jk, i like it, it looks like its from the 70s or something
     
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    I used PS CS3 and i'll post it step by step.
    1.) Crop
    2.) Image>Adjustments>Auto Levels (you can see a big change already)
    3.) Image>Adjustments>Auto Color
    4.) Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask "Amount 25%, Radius 3.0px, Threshold 3
    5.)Layer>Duplicate Layer, then Image Adjustments>Gradient Map, Then Use a Black to White Gradient (usually the default) then hit ok.
    6.) Set the top layer (black and white) to luminosity in the blending style/option
    7.) Set the "opacity" of the black and white layer to whatever you want. I'm not sure but i think i used around 30
    8... i did some other things i wish i remembered what, but they made the colors more rich, sorry this is a major step too. lol maybe someone knows..
    EDIT ok i think i might of first. Merge both layers, then duplicate the layer that you get from merging, then set that layer to "Multiply" and move the opacity to whatever you want i probably used around 40-50.

    I know the Auto Adjustments seem kinda noobie but I like them, and if I ever don't like the change they make I just undo them or do it manually. Sharpening it add's a cool effect and the gradient map darks it a bit while keep all the colors, there maybe other methods to doing that.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Ah thanks logan. Never wouldve used a gradient map or anything.
     

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