A&P To Saturate, or to De-saturate

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  1. yexy

    yexy New Member

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    I took these the other day (same table as for the ceiling fan)--tried to watch my cropping, etc. Do you think they're better desaturated a bit or do you like the saturated colours? Overall comments?

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    neat idea, but poorly executed. try it again
     
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    I'll get it right -some- day. :p
     
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    it's all about practicing and developing your skillz
     
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    I usually prefer default saturation and contrast for everything.

    For landscapes I tend to knock contrast down one or two notches, and increase saturation by one or two.

    I almost never saturate images with people in them because skin begins to look very unnatural very quickly.
     
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    cropping doesn't just mean getting closer, though the name may suggest it. often you might have to make up some space to give an object breathing room. this is particularly difficult in 'real world' photography, where you're not setting up the scene, but controlling dof helps this. when shooting, unless i'm setting up something specific i'll often shoot more than necessary with the knowledge that i can crop in much easier than i can 'crop out.'

    the super saturation makes the image much too graphic in my opinion, and kills any sense of spatial depth. however, because you cropped way into your hand and the glass, that might be what you're going for. watch the colors that pop out as a result of trying to push the saturation. the green glow from the right on your first pic is distracting. learn about making selections in photoshop and controlling levels.
     
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    neither: de-lete

    seriously though, it has too many bright spots and the comp. was poorly done.
     
  8. tenplanescrashing

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    in all honesty, the saturated version looks better than the desaturated version for one reason alone: the desaturated version looks very cell phone like whereas the saturated one shows just how much color is really in the scene.

    but i'd keep practicing...practice makes perfect!
     

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