I will c&c your work for you, beginners welcomed.

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  1. Dwayne Oakes

    Dwayne Oakes TPF Noob!

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    I will c&c your work for you, tweak your photo with a repost of the photo
    and a list of the tweaks I made so you can pick up some pp tips. One photo per
    photographer and 35 photo limit to this thread only.

    Take care,

    Dwayne Oakes
     
  2. Jeffro

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    Ok I will take the first Shot! Let me know if you need more than just the pics! But you did not state any other rules so here you go!!!

    OH AND Thanks!!!
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  3. Dwayne Oakes

    Dwayne Oakes TPF Noob!

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    good

    -very good comp (subject placed off center)
    -exposure is right on
    -very nice DOF
    -very good detail
    -low noise

    nit

    -dark object bottom right is a bit of a distraction
    -pulley could use a tad contrast and color boost

    tweak

    -cropped a little off the right of the photo to get rid
    of the dark object (distraction)

    -used midtone slder in (levels) to darken the photo a tad, this
    will add a bit of color and contrast to the pulley

    -added a tad of USM (sharpening) R=0.7 A=100 T=0 to get over
    the AA filter

    Hope this helps and thanks for posting.

    Take care,

    Dwayne Oakes

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  4. Yemme

    Yemme No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ahhhh...Another one... I'll be right back...
     
  5. Yemme

    Yemme No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ok... lot of issues with this image. Would love to see what you can do.



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    Thanks in advance :hug::
     
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    gregie27 TPF Noob!

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    hi dwayne,

    i just notice you tweak the midtones to add contrast. what do you think of instead of midtones adjustments, we tweak the curves slider giving a very very slim S to add contrast? i love the pulley pic!;)

    much respect,
    karlo
     
  7. Dwayne Oakes

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    Yep that will work for sure. Also adding a tad of USM acts a mild contrast booster as that is what it is based on. Thanks again.

    Take care,

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    good

    -great light, lines and shadows

    nit

    -comp is a tad busy (and is taking away the great light and shadow
    elements in the photo)

    -photo could use an artistic filter to spruce it up a bit (personal choice)

    tweak

    -straightened the iron frames

    -cropped the photo tighter to get rid of the clutter and to key in on the
    light and shadow elements

    -added Orton-effect to spruce up the photo (personal choice)

    Orton-effect

    1-use midtone slider in (levels) to darken the photo
    2-add gaussian blur so photo goes very blurry
    3-go into blending mode and select (multiply)
    4-readjust sliders in (levels) to set final exposure

    -desaturated the colors in the photo (saturation slider)
    -added selective color saturation to just the orange safety fence

    -added selective gaussain blur to the left of the photo to hide the car
    -added a tad of USM (sharpening) as a mild contrast booster

    Hope this helps and thanks for posting.

    Take care,

    Dwayne Oakes

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  9. lalalala<3life

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    Hello Dwayne!

    Wow what you did in the last photo was amazing!! I really like the way it looks after the edit. Ok so I have a photo that I would like to see what you can do with. I think the photo is pretty good,but it (of course as always) could be better. I think its kinda bright. I can't wait to see what suggestions and things you have for it. Thank you


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  10. Dwayne Oakes

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    good

    -great and important insect
    -exposure is very good
    -good contrast
    -very good detail
    -well lit subject

    nit

    -the comp (subject is placed on center)
    -the colors (yellows) seem a tad over (red channel clipped in the histogram)
    -subject could be a tad closer to the viewer to show more of the detail

    tweak

    -cropped the photo so subject is to 1/3 rule and a tighter crop so subject
    fills more of the frame to see the details better

    -desaturated the colors until red channel is not clipped
    -lightened (dodge) the center (green) part of the flower
    -darkened (burn) the bee's shadow

    -added a tad selective USM (sharpening) to just the eyes and
    thorax of the bee

    Hope this helps and thanks for posting.

    Take care,

    Dwayne Oakes

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  11. Ebag17

    Ebag17 TPF Noob!

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    I'm always interested in learning new ways to edit photos. I'd like to see what you do.



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  12. lalalala<3life

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    Thank you! That was very interesting for me to see. What editing program do you use? Photoshop? If so do you use the newest version?

    I have another photo for you to c&c and change. It's a photo I took when I was doing a photo shoot of my friend. I have always been interested to see how photographers get those really AMAZINGLY lit and colored photos. I was never sure if it's actually setting the camera and lens certain ways or if some of it was the editing done after? Maybe this will help solve some of my wondering. Thank you in advance! I love what you do and hope to be able to edit like you someday!
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