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Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by ahuyevshi, May 30, 2013.

  1. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    454
    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Wanted to bring out the sky a bit more.. Wish I had some ND filters with me..

    Before

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    After

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  2. The retouched versions seem a bit too dark and unnatural looking to me. I like the "befores" better.
     
  3. Dan Lopez

    Dan Lopez Mu-43 Veteran

    201
    Aug 12, 2011
    ^Ditto, the before pictures look great.
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Re-touched ones look like you had a soft box on the ground :smile:
     
  5. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    What are you processing with?

    If you're using Lightroom or PS, you might want to try using the graduated filter tool and lowering the exposure of the sky. Or you could do the same thing with the Lightroom touch up brush for localized work on the sky.
     
  6. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    454
    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Kind of what I was going for ;)

    LR & PS, created 2 exposures one for the background and one for the pups and used layermasks to get them to where I wanted it. I've never been a fan of the filters in PS, but I'll try it..
     
  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    When shooting I routinely spot focus/exposure on the hottest part of the subject or occasionally close to the sky, which might have given better saturation to the sky.
     
  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    My preference is for LR, myself, the brush tool just makes it so easy.
     
  9. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    454
    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    If I exposed for the sky the Chiweenie would of been completely underexposed without fill flash. The Dynamic range of the OM-D is just OK, compared to APS-C and FF...
     
  10. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    454
    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    I like using masks as opposed to the brush tool in LR, but I think it's just my personal workflow.