Picnic Candids

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  1. AllHailZ

    AllHailZ TPF Noob!

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    Here are a few picnic candids that I took today that I liked enough to post. The indoor one had to use flash since I didn't have a tripod with me, the lighting outside wasn't bright enough to light up the inside of the building.

    Anything I can do to improve these?

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    Your camera settings or post processing seems to be over-saturated. Did you have the camera cranked up to "Vivid" mode or something like that? The pics seem just a bit too punchy and too contrasty, like on the first one, the girl in the foreground has a burned out face, and the grass in the background appears almost neon green. The second picture of Ann looks the best,exposure and saturation and contrast-wise; the grass looks *normal" and pleasingly green,not overly green.

    The third shot looks like in-camera D-Lighting or a similar bit of software processing is what balanced her outreached hand with her face. The guy to the left of the frame is kind of ruining the photo.

    The last shot of the dogs on their leashes is kind of a cute shot, but a bit too saturated.
     
  3. AllHailZ

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    I did that on the computer myself. They looked better in smaller sizes.

    Here's the unedited shots -

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