A&P 3 more pics of Sam at the park C&C

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I was trying to shoot with a narrower aperture this time for better focus (last time I exclusively used f2.8) – these pics came out blurrier. I used Av mode and upped the ISO to 400 (mcsteak...had a surprising amount of noise in the dark parts of her coat). I used partial metering on all of these...was that the right metering mode to use?

    Sadly, these were the only shots I liked out of ~75. Focus was completely off on a lot of them (not sure what happened) and my angle in relation to the sun was poor. I should have shot with my back to the sun and had her running towards me to fully illuminate her and get rid of all of those stupid shadows–either that or use fill flash.

    1 - 1/1600 - F4 - 50mm - ISO400
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    2 – 1/4000 - F4 - 39mm - ISO400
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    3 – 1/4000 - F4 - 30mm - ISO400
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    first pic makes him look like he's on the prowl. :noes:
     
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    She was stalking the tennis ball :eek4:

    Edit: Any C&C aside from the pisspoor focus?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    make your colors pop a little more... everything looks flat still.
     
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    How would you recommend doing that? Upping the saturation/vibrance?
     
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    The colors are definitely popping more, but it's so grainy (shouldn't ISO400 on the 40D be less noisy in broad daylight?) now.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    deeper blues, deeper greens, to seperate... a little more contrast, and some fill light. Just my thought, but I'm sure others have other ideas. And the setting I did on this one would make any person look like they have jaundice, so I wouldn't just crank the green and yellow bar just because. :mamoru:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    because I edited the jpeg. I'm sure it'll be a different story w/ the original RAW file (if you shot it in RAW)
     
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    Oh ok...yeah the original is in RAW...I'll play with it some more.

    Your version also really shows how the focal plane is not where it should be :hs:
     
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    looks better. :bigthumb:
     
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    Thanks...so am I supposed to be doing this much editing on all of the pics I like? It's a lot of work coming from a P&S (plugin, download images, done.) :rofl:
     
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    Here's a comparison of the original RAW files (general - zeroed) and the current edits:

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    Are the original RAW files supposed to be so dead? I overexposed each of those shots by 2/3 stops, yet I still had to bump up exposure in pp.
     
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    um, no. that has nothing to do with editing the jpg...that's just a horrible edit. I edit all the time in jpg (remember, i don't shoot RAW...save the comments) and my shots never turn out like that.
     
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    Does it have something to do with him saving a JPG I made, editing it, then re-saving it?
     
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    You look like you're still more concentrated on the green...step away from the green slider. You need to edit the shot overall as the entire shot is still very grayscale. And you can't just adjust one aspect and expect it to be good. it takes tweaking of many aspects to get it just right.
     
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    Not at all...hold on, i'll do the same thing and show you.
     
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    Is it supposed to be so dull and dark from the beginning? The dull I understand since it's RAW + general - zeroed, but why is it so dark when I'm purposely overexposing by almost a full stop?

    I upped the green and blue by the same amount...I just tried upping the red by the same amount, but there was no noticeable difference. I'm looking at her while I edit this file and her colors are true-to-life even after bringing out the blue and the green as much as I did.
     
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    you guys scare me with your LR edits

    i wish i could figure out how to do similar things with my photos
     

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