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Harry.C
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Some Christmas fridge cleaning revealed some hidden "treasures", like this reborn turkey chilli.

























The one thing I've been struggling with on my macro shots is the washed-out feel to all my images. Any attempt to introduce some vibrant colour ends up looking completely artificial. Does anyone have some advice on how to take shots like this with a bit more vibrancy and saturation?

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,
Harry C



Dec 27, 2012 at 06:22 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Fridgescapes


How about geling the light source? I always find my novice attempts to photograph easier to get the result on the front end rather than post.

If I were a great Photoshop-er, I am sure my answer would be different.

I hope you saved the "subject"!



Dec 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Fridgescapes


Those are some cool (pun intended) shots. But if that really did come from your fridge, please don't invite me over for dinner.


Dec 27, 2012 at 06:44 PM
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These totally look like underwater reef shots. Well done, I especially like the colours in the last pic. I agree that changing your light source is probably the best way of introducing greater clarity to your images. The impression of being washed out might have to do with light bouncing into the lens. Can you elaborate? Is it all your pictures or only under certain conditions, with certain lenses, etc...? You might try using a lens hood if there's a glare problem or shooting with a circular polarizer if there's a problem with reflections. However, judging from these photos I don't really see a problem.

In post you can also increase the black point (basically a more finely scaled contrast).

Hope this helps,
Paul



Dec 27, 2012 at 08:15 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Fridgescapes


Great scapes, but what's that doing in your fridge?

I don't see any washed out issue either.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Fridgescapes


Wonderful stuff - think you need to clean out more frequently
Brian v.



Dec 28, 2012 at 07:11 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Fridgescapes


Love them Harry . Being able to see beauty where others get grossed out is a great trait! Without it, none of us would be shooting bugs.

For the record, how did you know that was turkey chilli?




Dec 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Fridgescapes


Bred wrote:
For the record, how did you know that was turkey chilli?

Best guess method.

Thanks for the comments folks.

Cheers,
Harry C



Dec 28, 2012 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Fridgescapes


looks yummy Harry


Dec 29, 2012 at 08:31 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Fridgescapes


Good question.

Bred wrote:
Love them Harry . Being able to see beauty where others get grossed out is a great trait! Without it, none of us would be shooting bugs.

For the record, how did you know that was turkey chilli?





Dec 30, 2012 at 07:18 AM





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