How is this done

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by SethAlbritton, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. SethAlbritton

    SethAlbritton TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    north carolina
    [​IMG]

    THis is my little sisters photography. We compete for business, "I am winning", but she still has some techniques I would like to learn and of course she wont help me.

    Does anyone know how to make the whites so over powering like in the pic above. What do you think she is doing in post processing.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Overexpose.
     
  3. Aayria

    Aayria TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    U.S.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I've been seeing this done more and more often lately, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. There are very few cases where it "works" and is more pleasing to the eye than a correctly exposed image, and most of the time it just hurts my eyes to look at.
     
  4. j-digg

    j-digg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Minne-snow-ta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Haha, cheater! It looks like a ton of light ( more than likely sun ) is entering the lens almost straight on... Thatll give you that desaturated kind of look.. Im sure someone else will chime in soon with a more in depth answer.
     
  5. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Find an area with a somewhat important range in contrast and over expose (as Mike said) the area that is bright. Doesnt work in all cases

    Or...ask your sister.
     
  6. Petraio Prime

    Petraio Prime TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Why? It doesn't look good. It's simply incorrect exposure.
     
  7. ghache

    ghache TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    295
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit

    I think this is a preference.


    I see these type of shots more and more and depending on the composition and subject i really like them.
     
  8. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    There is no correct or incorrect exposure, only the one you want to achieve the look and feel you desire.

    I won't comment on the image, but there are a few elements in there that make it that I dont like the use of the pseudo high key in here (not even sure thats what you can call it), as the image is not the original poster's image.
     
  9. nchips1

    nchips1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    marylandtown
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    While it is preference, this photo is just boring. Overexposure can be good sometimes, but not in this case I guess.

    All she did was overexpose it, OP.
     
  10. SethAlbritton

    SethAlbritton TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    north carolina
    Well that was simple. Thanks for help guys.

    It's not my favorite effect, but I would like to throw it out there every once in a while. Like most said. I't not bad when done right. I don't think this pic is horrible, but it's not my favorite one.
     

Share This Page