I will c&c your work for you. Beginners welcomed

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Dwayne Oakes, Jan 25, 2010.

  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 photo and
    a list of the tweaks I made so you can pick up some pp tips. You can
    post as many times as you like but just ONE photo per c&c post

    Take care,
    Dwayne Oakes
     
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  2. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Dwayne, ever thought of writing a book on Post Processing ?
     
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    mom2eight TPF Noob!

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    Thanks that is refreshing on the forum:)
     
  4. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here is one that I took a while ago and always quite liked though struggled to find the right processing for it.

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    Dwayne Oakes TPF Noob!

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    good

    -good off center placement of the dog and building
    -good reflection in the window
    -exposure is right on
    -good DOF
    -colors are natural

    nit

    -to much negative space on the right side of the photo
    -stray tree branches on the far right in the sky are a bit of a distraction
    -photo is a tad flat (lacks contrast)
    -photo is a tad soft

    tweak

    -cropped a little off the right side of the photo to reduce some negative
    space and to get rid of the stray branches on the right in the sky

    -darkened (burn) the clouds
    -darkened (burn) the shadow side of the building
    -darkened (brun) the shadow on the FG grass from the building

    -lightened (dodge) the reflection in the window
    -lightened (dodge) the dog

    -added a tad of selective contrast to just the window reflection
    -added a tad of global contrast

    -added a tad of global USM (sharpening) to get over the AA filter
    -healed out the white specs in the grass

    Note: Dodge and burn is not that hard to learn the trick is to let
    nature do most of the work and just lighten or darken what is already
    there. Try to avoid creating new light.

    Hope this helps and thanks for posting.

    Take care,
    Dwayne Oakes

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  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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  7. NateWagner

    NateWagner TPF Noob!

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    I like your edit Dwayne

    btw. I don't actually think it's a reflection in the window... rather the window isn't actually there.
     
  8. Dwayne Oakes

    Dwayne Oakes TPF Noob!

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    Thank you very much everyone for the comments !! Yea a book would be
    cool. I vision someday of doing live c&c seminars on stage in a auditorium.
    You look out and all you could see is a sea of laptops all lit up. (Awesome)

    You are right Nate lol. Well it has one now haha.

    Take care,
    Dwayne Oakes
     
  9. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Dwayne - I think your edit definitely improves the photo. I probably should have mentioned, that was already my edited verison of the original (which I don't have access to at work). I had done a fair amount of lightening on the shed and dog in particular as they were quite underexposed originally, also I added in the red tint to the sky (it was there originally, just too faint to see). I did a bit of a bad job of this actually, looking back. this was one of the first photos I ever tried editing, about 6 months ago.

    Also, Nate - I'm pretty sure that it is a reflection, though I can see why you would think otherwise.
     
  10. NateWagner

    NateWagner TPF Noob!

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    meh, yeah, I can't really tell. I guess if it is a window I would have expected it to be less clear on the type of building it was.
     
  11. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I guess I'll get in on this.

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  12. keith foster

    keith foster TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for being willing to share your skills Dwayne.
    Here is one I would like to have you work on. This seemed like it had possibilities but I can't figure out what to do. Can't wait to see what you do.

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    Keith
     

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