oo, oo! my first photo post!

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by fstop23, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. fstop23

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    I did a bit of post work in photoshop, toned down the saturation and adjusted curves...
    Used my 4x5 toyo omega w/ a reflector, a long exposure, and adjusted the plane of perspective. LONG LIVE FILM!!! :lol:

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    All thoughts are appreciated!
     
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    view camera eh? I used one today as a matter of fact, doing some panoramicss off the pier. I'm guessing you got what you were trying to achieve, but the image is a little too dark.
     
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    I actually lightened it quite a bit... it looks okay on my monitor, but it's also fairly bright. I think i'd still like it to be a bit lighter, but i didn't want it to look washed out either.
     
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    In photoshop, just make sure you don't clip it. My monitor is calibrated and it looks underexposed.
     
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    how would i go about calibrating my monitor?
     
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    Okay, this photo is a bit creepy.

    I can't tell if this is a woman, a girl or a crossdresser....seriously.

    There are other things that need to be fixed up but the image is really confusing.


    Mike
     
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    i don't think clipping is always that big of a deal, sometimes things are white . . . but her skin is underexposed alot as switch said.

    if clipping bothers you put your subject with a background and clothing that allows the skin to be properly exposed.
     
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    well, i don't think my intention was creepy, that's what's great about photos, interpretations are determined by the viewers. I think it's funny you can't tell if it's a woman, girl, or crossdresser. what other things (besides the exposure) do you think needs to be fixed?
     
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    I absolutly hate clipping, you're robbing yourself of detail. Just up the levels in the image to where it gets CLOSE to clipping, and if the girl still needs to be lighter, just dodge her.
     
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    I have no idea what clipping is :D . I don't use levels, i use curves. i think it gives more control. so what's clipping?
     
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    Clipping is when you completly lose detail in highlights.

    Here's an example of clipping taken from another recent post here:

    Notice how the middle of the dogs face is complely washed out with white with no texture or detail? you can also see it near the paws too.

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    Not pretty is it? And even if it was in focus, the dog would still be blown out.
     
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    It may be better to make it brighter.
     

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