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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6095/6356068405_4c939ac7c5_b.jpg

i'm not very good at post editing. usually i just do it with canon DDP with adjust a bit sharpness and color than convert into JPG.

as i saw a lot of great macro shots lately. i believe, they have been done a bit more than what i do for post editing, so i try.....

http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/40-amazing-examples-of-macro-photography


however, it's still not up to the standard....

any suggestion, pls??



Nov 18, 2011 at 01:33 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


My 2 cents:

As much as i love photoshop, I would suggest that learning to light your subject properly is more important than good post work. If you notice, most of the shots have fantastic lighting and only a few seem heavily post-processed.

If you look closely at the shots in the link you posted, almost none of them have all black shadows with no detail, especially the subjects. There is detail corner to corner across the image.

Now imagine you had been able to light up your shot and provide detail to all areas where there are none, im sure it would have improved it far more than anyone could in post.




Nov 18, 2011 at 02:06 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


Thanks for your constructive suggestion ! I'll try it out!!!


Nov 18, 2011 at 09:21 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


i've just try another two...
hope they are better onces...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6223/6367317519_72f243527f_b.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6212/6367314683_e6c1bf589c_b.jpg



Nov 20, 2011 at 05:30 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


Like Jason said , and something I have preached for years on the forum , Learn to get it right in camera , both exposure and composition.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


true!


Nov 20, 2011 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


I love your first except I want the feet not to be so close to the edge and I'd want detail in the black patch behind the spider.


Nov 20, 2011 at 09:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


agree that the black patch not a good thing...


Nov 20, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


Really like your shots! I do all my post-processing in Lightroom, so feel free to ask more specific questions if you want...

It seems to me that the first shot has an imbalance: The flash is a bit too harsh and the background is a bit too dark/far away. I would try to tone down the flash (or diffuse it a bit) and place a colorful background right behind the subject.

The other two shots are much better in both respects, but the post-processing seems a bit too extreme for my taste. I would suggest less saturation and less sharpening to get a more natural feel. I also prefer to use other software for sharpening, as I don't like the way Lightroom does it...

Anyway, I hope that my long message helped. And, of course, if you check out my photos and decide you don't like the way they look, feel free to disregard everything I just said.



Nov 21, 2011 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · post editing : DDP+lightroom... my first time


hi sk_husky,

thank you very much for your comments.

i usually do post editing with canon DDP for sharpening and a bit color adjustment only. but i'm trying out LR after DDP

i totally understand what you mean of "a bit too extreme". indeed they are not very natural.

but i'd like to try something difference this time ^^




Nov 21, 2011 at 07:23 AM





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