One of my dog, C&C Please!

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by DannyB, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. DannyB

    DannyB TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have played with the contrast and sharpness a little. I also got curious and had it printed as an 11x14. I was pretty happy with the print but just wondering if your eyes see anything that could maybe improve the image.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Kalikala

    Kalikala TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I love how sharp the grass is right around him! I like it, I know how hard it can be to take a picture of a black dog. ;)
     
  3. Sontizzle

    Sontizzle TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    could of used selective color to tone down the over exposed grass, kinda distracting.
     
  4. khallene

    khallene TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Riverside, RI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I agree about the grass behind the dog. The picture is good otherwise, just a tad distracting for me as my eyes were drawn towards the top right off the bat. He (she) looks very content! Good capture.
     
  5. Chewbecca

    Chewbecca TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    I agree about the grass. I also find the dog a tad underexposed. I know the dog is black, but you should be aware of that happening.
    I, too, have a black dog and if I'm not careful when taking pictures of her, she'll come out looking like a black shadow in pictures.
     
  6. DannyB

    DannyB TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for the comments everyone. I agree the grass in the background is distracting, I'll play with that tonight and post the results :thumbsup:
     
  7. Resin42

    Resin42 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Are you editing with photoshop? You can bring out some detail in the dog and tone that grass right down with the shadow/highlight tool.

    I had a mess with it, hope you don't mind.

    [​IMG]

    Shadows about 30% highlights about 60% and then bump the contrast to taste.
     
  8. settons

    settons TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think the edited photo is better.

    Great picture none-the-less
     
  9. DannyB

    DannyB TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah that looks better, haha. Thanks! I am using Gimp right now but will be picking up Photoshop Elements soon.
     
  10. sdesha

    sdesha TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midwest, but my heart is deployed.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I love animals! Great shot!
     

Share This Page