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  1. trevorh

    trevorh TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    i'm total newbie to photography, no formal training, so sorry for my lack of knowledge, but i wanted to check with you all and see if there is anyone nice enough to drop me a few tips.

    i like to take a lot of outdoor photos. the included photo is from a hike i did along a mountain ridge. i'm shooting with a digital camera, 3.6 MP sony cybershot. my outdoor photos tend to show up lacking detail, and bland. how do i turn these photos into vivid, colorful images? i have photoshop CS, but i'm not that good with it. any suggestions?

    thanks!

    -Trevor

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  2. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :D

    On a sidenote, you might want to resize your photos so theyre smaller when you post em, that things way too big for my puny screen :LOL:
     
  3. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum!!! You'll like it here a lot.

    That is an awesome picture but you do need to resize it to a smaller size. I usually size mine at 640x480 but some size at more or less.
     
  4. Canon Fan

    Canon Fan TPF Noob!

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    Yup I'm with the crowd here. I resize mine to under a 640x480 almost always (just good for any res that way).

    Welcome to TPF!!! Yay! :cheer: another member!

    In this pic I would like to see a little more contrast and saturation personally. I often overdo it in my own but I think this one could really benefit from a little adjustment. Start with the levels and then move on to saturation. Finish with a little contrast if needed. That is my VERY basic philosophy on most outdoor shots. Try it, if it looks like crap start over!

    Welcome again!
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum!!!!!!
     
  6. trevorh

    trevorh TPF Noob!

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Canon Fan: I tried applying levels, saturation, and contrast using adjustment layers.

    What do you think? should I make more adjustments?

    Thanks

    Trevor
     
  7. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome, Trevor!
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    welcome!
     
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    aggiezach Yup...

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    Welcome yo :D


    Zach
     
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    anua TPF Noob!

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    welcome!-:)
     
  11. trevorh

    trevorh TPF Noob!

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    what do you guys think of the pic now? does it look fakey or too photoshopey?
     
  12. Canon Fan

    Canon Fan TPF Noob!

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    I like it but would crop out some sky to make it a little more "panoramic" there is just way too much blue up there. Otherwise looks good to me :D
     

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