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Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Kira Yamato, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Kira Yamato

    Kira Yamato New Member

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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    With respect to color, I think you should boost the blue and red saturations slightly (or drop the green saturation) to make the pictures warmer. Then increase the overall contrast a bit, because there really aren't any dark colors in any of the pictures and the bright colors in the waves are washed out.

    With respect to composition, I like the pictures with the surfers in the air the best, but overall they don't really speak to me. The pic you posted above is cool and the shot of the surfer falling off his board in midair is funny, but the rest of them probably wouldn't mean anything to me unless I had been there and had participated in the event.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Here's sort of what I meant. The surfer's body ended up too dark and I'm not sure how to fix it, but the water and the board are as I intended them to be.

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  4. ChrisOT

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    Would have been better without the surfers in the background. :|
     
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    watch the horizon line, eiteher have it straight or way off axis

    don't shoot at noon if you expect to have the whole body well lit, right now the he's back lit with a little fill from the water
     
  6. JordanClarkson

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    Get closer. Make the skimboarders bigger in your frame. Use a wider aperture and lower ISO (100/200). And calibrate your white balance.
     
  7. Kira Yamato

    Kira Yamato New Member

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    Whoa Im new to Photograpy @_@ Im using a Canon Rebel and a Sigma 70-300MM 1:4-5.6

    how are u modifying my pics with? photoshop?
     
  8. BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony This one goes to 11

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    I played around with it a little bit. This is what I came up with.

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    Edit: Did some color correction, darkened the water in the background and gave the surfers skin a little more color (a bit too red though) brought out some detail in the splash, cropped it and removed a surfer in the background.
     
  9. skitcy

    skitcy uhm title! ok

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    Too much difference in the dark/light water..
     
  10. JordanClarkson

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    Go Dodger Blue!
    [​IMG]
    i may have cropped a bit too tight
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    Just drop the green maybe 5% across the whole picture, and then increase the red a tiny bit on everything except the surfer's body (the surfboard is not part of his body).
     

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